paternalism


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the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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warnings to accompany certain products, soft paternalism is involved.
Soft paternalism is libertarian insofar as it does not impose material
3) Invoking recent behavioral findings, some people (including the present author) have argued that because human beings err in predictable ways, and cause serious problems for themselves, some kind of paternalism is newly justified, especially if it preserves freedom of choice, as captured in the idea of "nudging" or "libertarian paternalism.
A possible response is that public officials are prone to error as well, and hence an understanding of behavioral biases argues against paternalism, not in favor of it.
Keywords: behavioral data, privacy, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), paternalism, news media and transparency
When used as a public policy or economic term of art, "nudging" refers to a program of libertarian paternalism in which individuals choose freely within a decisional context that has been consciously designed to make it more likely that they will choose in a way that enhances their own welfare.
His fictional interview with Thomas Jefferson, which serves as the introduction to a recent version of <i>The Jefferson Bible</i> (2004), frames Jefferson as a seminal figure for the planter class culture in which racial paternalism is often positioned as a foundational social relation.
The first view, which underlies the recent work by Professors Thaler and Sunstein, maintains that paternalism is negatively charged because it involves coercive interference with people's choices.
In this paper, it is argued that a definition of paternalism must meet certain methodological constraints.
Keown and Goodman consider the ethical aspects of upayakausalya in relation to issues of paternalism and potential for misapplication by teachers claiming to be bodhisattvas, which raises a need for defence of upaya-kausalya.
1) Invoking recent behavioral findings, some people have argued that because human beings err in predictable ways, some kind of paternalism is newly justified, especially if it preserves freedom of choice, as captured in the idea of "libertarian paternalism.
Contrary to past research (Deacon 1994; White 2000), paternalism is not a policy rationale, that is, it is not merely the reason for a particular policy.
Cannon Mills and Kannapolis; persistent paternalism in a textile town.
Over the past decade, an increasing number of academics and policymakers have argued that it is morally legitimate for the state to use its coercive power to steer people's choices--to "nudge" people to do what government agents believe is best for them--as long as they are free to opt out of the specified choice at a relatively low cost (see Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, "Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron," University of Chicago Law Review 70, no.
The 1950s and 60s witnessed a period of prosperity, though the latter decade also witnessed significant labour unrest as well as a retreat from paternalism as the population stabilised.