Showing respect for others means taking their rights and their autonomy seriously, not simply being concerned for their welfare.
Cass R. Sunstein
Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is coauthor of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (2009) and author of The World According to Star Wars (2016).
Cass R. Sunstein joins us this week to talk about his new book, The World According to Star Wars. How did the Star Wars franchise become a cultural touchstone?
Cass Sunstein presents his tome, Nudge, and discusses “libertarian paternalism.”
Paternalism, even the art of nudging people in the right direction, does not allow human beings to make their own individual decisions.
Constitutionalism binds the government to a pre-decided set of rules and is favored as a form of limiting government expansion.
Starting from the premise that mass resistance to your ideas is a sign of success, Palmer critiques several criticisms of libertarian philosophy.