PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: My WordPress site has turned into a brick. I can neither create new posts, add users, accept comments, anything. I’ve wasted a half-dozen hours trying to fix this. Doesn’t seem to be a problem with my host server, so it’s an annoying WordPress problem. I didn’t change any settings yet the site […]
Category Archive for 'Paternalism'
Now they are coming for the paper towels on campus. The Auxiliary committee wants to install hand dryers in the Sue B and Residential Quad bathrooms to eliminate the need for paper towels in the bathrooms to make residential life less wasteful In addition, check out one of the comments about what freshmen students are […]
… Your mini-fridge. It’s all just a simple fun discussion, right? In any event, can folks actually think harder about the world than to simply ban stuff that they don’t like or that is “bad?” You would hope that universities, which claim to be the home of all sorts of creative minds, would be a […]
The “plan-o-cracy” is at it again. After citing research that suggested that mandatory calorie labeling of food in New York City has no measurable impact on the consumption choices of New Yorkers, the planning navel gazers just HAVE to figure out a way to make us eat less of the stuff that they do not […]
I think they are saying that we should ban abortion, and we should end the Endangered Species Act, CAFE standards and recycling. Here is three cheers for the nanny state: “What this ignores is that successful paternalistic laws are done on the basis of a cost-benefit analysis: if it’s too painful, it’s not a good […]
Apparently we need to ban or limit Coca-Cola and Pringles and Oreos and all those things that are terrible for us not just because we don’t know what’s good for us, but because Coke and Nabisco and Food, Inc. advertise. Never mind the fact that the very essence of politics and governing is advertising, we […]
We’re doomed? The joke that is the Behavioral Movement? A reason to purchase a firearm? (click the image for a link, and check out the next project we are going to be treated to: a defense of your ability to stop me from having more children) Nonetheless, I enjoy living in a world where all […]
And then they came for the prescription painkillers. Out of control. Here is the last sad episode in the series.
The owner of this Toyota Pious saw me in a parking lot with my kids. We were in the Stop and Shop lot in Pittsfield, MA. She saw my two kids with their heads out the window and stormed up to me in a chastened tone and reminded me that I could be put in […]
A few days ago we linked to a story on the latest paternalistic spasm from Mayor Mike. When I mentioned it to my mother she quipped immediately back, “So people have a right to choose to abort their baby but when it’s born are not permitted the right to choose how to feed it?” Well […]