by Mario Rizzo
Glen Whitman’s and my long-awaited (by us!) paper on the knowledge problem of the new paternalism is finally appearing in The Brigham Young University Law Review this fall. The interested reader can access the final version here. (You may download the paper when you reach The Berkeley Electronic Press page linked.)
There have been many critiques of the new paternalism but none, to our knowledge, that applies an aspect of the Hayekian knowledge problem to its policies. This Article deals with both theoretical and policy-oriented issues. We hope it launches a new line of criticism of paternalistic policies.
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