Friday, June 24, 2005

The Short Answer to Libertarian Paternalism

Here's the fatal flaw in "libertarian paternalism" and all other forms of statism:
If we are systematically flawed in our efforts to see what is good for ourselves, how much worse must we be at seeing what is good for others, about whom we can know far less and with whose interests we can have at best partial empathy!

-- Nick Weininger, writing at Catallarchy