August 12, 2013

Quote of the Day

The Obama administration has embraced Cass Sunstein's theories about a supposed "libertarian paternalism" -- "libertarian," you see, because it doesn't rely on heavy handed dictates but instead uses indirect incentives and small manipulations to "nudge" people into doing what their intellectual superiors in Washington, DC, think is good for them.

But as a general rule, if the government is doing something, it's not "libertarian." -- Robert Tracinski


I almost posted a link about the article he references. All my Pigou-club arguments come back as a "nudge" can quickly become a "shove."

Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at August 12, 2013 5:47 PM
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