Friday, October 26, 2012

The Tyranny of Utility

Dwight R. Lee has a good article reviewing Gilles Saint-Paul's book, "The Tyranny of Utility."

Basically, using "utility" as a measure of happiness, many politicians are trying to limit your freedom because it's in your best interest but you're too stupid to know it.

Most behavioral scientists and politicians probably underweight the disutility felt by people who know they're being controlled.

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