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  1. It is we, Queen Maria de Medici of France! (clacke@social.heldscal.la)'s status on Friday, 07-Jul-2017 23:48:23 UTC It is we, Queen Maria de Medici of France! It is we, Queen Maria de Medici of France!
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    > People do dumb things, in somewhat predictable ways. It follows that super-rational aliens or divine guidance could make better choices for people than they often make for themselves. But how does it follow that the bureaucracy of the United States Federal Government can coerce better choices for people than they can make for themselves?

    > For if psychology teaches us anything, it is that people in groups do even dumber things than people do as individuals -- groupthink, social pressure, politics, and so on -- and that people do even dumber things when they are insulated from competition than when their decisions are subject to ruthless competition.

    > So on logical grounds, I would have thought that behavioral economists would be libertarians.

    http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.hk/2014/11/behavioral-political-economy.html