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Flawed as we are and with limited knowledge about the world and ourselves, we might not know what is objectively “best for us long term.” Government planners know even less.
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It is time to get back to normal life, and that starts with visible human faces.
It seems the primary work of behavior economics is to "prove" that people are "irrational." Their solution to this irrationalism? More government power and planning.
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In Las Vegas, the city's convention center authority has found new ways to blow money on shiny objects like Elon Musk's death-trap tunnels and NFL events.
Germany's government is pushing a new plan for massive spending on a "Climate Fund." This is justified with the usual Keynesian myths about the benefits of government spending.
When the Democratic Colorado governor slightly scaled back covid mandates, he met furious opposition from the Left. Expect these people to push mandates forever.
Who do the moderates fear most? Not the state and its countless atrocities and injustices. No, they mostly fear the radicals.
Across so many fields, from money to nutrition, I’ve found that the corollary to the government-heavy approach is a desire not to make choices for oneself.