It is for your own good – in defence of paternalism

Classical liberals like myself, often feel that freedom is a virtue. While it is logically sound that we need good reasons for coercion, what about the cognitive-bias program which shows we are really bad at making decisions and dealing with probabilities?    The famous research of Tversky and Kahneman, highlighted that when faced with complicated… Continue reading It is for your own good – in defence of paternalism

On Aaron Swartz

I unfortunately have exams to study for at the moment. But the sad news of the tragic departure of Aaron Swartz, internet activist, defender of civil liberties and coder, compelled me to write. This is horrendously sad, I had an intense admiration for Aaron Swartz, especially his recent work on elites. He was brilliant, erudite… Continue reading On Aaron Swartz