Paternalism

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Why Did Google Ads Ban LewRockwell.com?

Paternalism

Blog10/15/2021

Google says it can only tolerate "accurate" information and has banned LewRockwell.com from its advertising program. This position only makes sense if one makes some faulty assumptions about how information is spread. 

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Sticks, Not Carrots: Vaccines Must Be Forced, Says Indiana University Health Chief

HealthPaternalism

Blog07/19/2021

An Indiana University health officer laments that incentives such as access to events, donuts, french fries, and even hard cash are no longer moving many Americans to fall in line with vaccination.

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Economists and Psychologists Are Weaponizing Psychology and the Idea of "Rationality"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFinancial MarketsPaternalismPlanning

Blog02/16/2021

Behavioral economists and psychologists define as irrational anything that doesn't fit into a narrow model of behavior. Anything "irrational"—like buying the "wrong" stock—must be fixed with government regulation.

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The Family Fades as Governments Subsidize Daycares and Nursing Homes

EducationMedia and CulturePaternalism

Blog01/08/2021

By supplanting the family in caring for the young and the old, not only does the state increase the role it plays in society here and now, it also erodes the competency of the family in the long term. 

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Why Did Google Ads Ban LewRockwell.com?

Paternalism

10/21/2021Mises Media
Google says it can only tolerate "accurate" information and has banned LewRockwell.com from its advertising program. This position only makes sense if one makes some faulty assumptions about how information is spread.
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Sticks, Not Carrots: Vaccines Must Be Forced, Says Indiana University Health Chief

HealthPaternalism

08/05/2021Mises Media
An Indiana University health officer laments that incentives such as access to events, donuts, french fries, and even hard cash are no longer moving many Americans to fall in line with vaccination.
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The Not-So-Golden Mean

PaternalismPolitical Theory

05/21/2021Friday Philosophy
Steven Smith thinks that nationalism and globalism both are "pathologies" that afflict patriotism. He thinks a moderate course will get people to embrace the state as their highest political value.
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Economists and Psychologists Are Weaponizing Psychology and the Idea of "Rationality"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFinancial MarketsPaternalismPlanning

02/20/2021Mises Media
Behavioral economists and psychologists define as irrational anything that doesn't fit into a narrow model of behavior. Anything "irrational"—like buying the "wrong" stock—must be fixed with government regulation.
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Escaping Paternalism

PaternalismOther Schools of Thought

12/09/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
David Gordon reviews Mario Rizzo and Glen Whitman's discussion of behavioral economics, which suggests we know much less about the prevalence of irrational choice than behavioral economists think we do.
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