New Paternalism: Odds & Ends

by Glen Whitman The Cato Unbound discussion on new paternalism has come to a close, but I want to address a few loose ends that came up during the exchange. The Demand for Evidence Richard Thaler has demanded empirical evidence that the new paternalism has led to slippery slopes. Given that the new paternalism is … Continue reading New Paternalism: Odds & Ends

New Paternalism on the Slippery Slopes, Part 10: Rejoinder to Objections

by Glen Whitman Some new paternalists have recognized the slippery-slope objections to their approach, and they have made some effort to respond. But we find the responses insufficient (p. 735-737): In their book Nudge, Sunstein and Thaler recognize the slippery-slope objections to their policies, and offer three responses. We reply to their responses here.Sunstein and … Continue reading New Paternalism on the Slippery Slopes, Part 10: Rejoinder to Objections