Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on March 14, 2022

in Nanny State

… is from page xi of Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick’s Foreword to Christopher Snowdon’s excellent 2017 book, Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism:

Whereas classical political economy assumed the competence and rationality of a reasonably well-informed consumer, all these assumptions are now questioned by the gurus of behavioural economics and the mandarins of the new public health.

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