Monday, March 22, 2010

From Nanny State to Bully State

Here's some interesting analysis from an Aussie think thank. Blurb:
In addition to a dissection of the health paternalism mantra underlying the Bully State, what is needed is a robust articulation of the case for individual autonomy. Such a case would flesh out the following points: individual autonomy is the core value of a democratic society; there is an inherent trade-off between individual autonomy and public health under health paternalism; and the abandonment of individual autonomy in health policy poses a threat to our other freedoms.
Hear, hear. I also direct you to the idea that we don't have to give in as individuals.

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