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Euphemism of the Day

Just finished up Tim Harford’s terrific book, Adapt (Hayekians would especially like its discussion of complexity and knowledge). Here is a nice quote:

I recently visited the UK Treasury to discover that officials were waxing lyrical about nudging through “choice editing.” When you say, “choice editing,” I asked, does that mean, “banning things?” The sheepish reply was in the affirmative.

Wasn’t the constitution supposed to edit the choices of (insert expletive describing these people here) like this?

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