May 29, 2007

THOUGHTS ON POLITICAL IGNORANCE and “libertarian paternalism.” The root justification for the latter is the notion that “experts” are better decisionmakers than ordinary people, something for which the evidence is . . . weak.

Related thoughts here: “I’m picking up a bit of the old: if only people thought clearly, they’d agree with me.

And some thoughts on why voter irrationality isn’t all bad, here.

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