Got it. Voters made the objectively wrong choice because they couldn't reliably assimilate all of the available information about each candidate's policies. But when it comes to promoting free markets, Sowell suddenly considers citizens too wise and knowledgeable for bureaucrats or regulations to serve any conceivable beneficial purpose. There, they are bright and rational. Here, they need help. He sounds like "the anointed" intellectual class that he always lambastes.