Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on September 5, 2022

in Hubris and humility, Nanny State

… is from page 23 of Deirdre McCloskey’s excellent 2022 volume, Beyond Positivism, Behaviorism, and Neoinstitutionalism in Economics (footnote deleted):

The omnicompetence assumed in a policy science is regularly accompanied by a lack of ethical reflection. I ask, Where do you get off, Ms. Economist, in thinking that you are qualified in science or entitled in justice to “nudge” liberated adults?

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