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John Stuart Mill’s classic essay “On Liberty” gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people’s decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing “that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging.” Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that “people make a lot of mistakes.” Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 02/28/2013

Print Headline: Shepherds and sheep

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  • Popsmith
    February 28, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.

    You've never seen a trained sheep. Chickens, horses, fleas, dogs, etc., but never a trained sheep. They are just too dumb. Being called a sheep is not flattering, but too often, accurate.

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