Brennan, H Geoffrey; Brooks, Michael
In the literature on paternalism that has grown out of the behavioural economics 'revolution', a distinction is drawn between 'hard' and 'soft' policies. Although this hard/soft distinction seems to be motivated by the thought that the two policy types might have different implications for individual liberty, there is a claim that 'hard' policies are normatively superior to 'soft' for '. efficiency' reasons. We show, by appeal to an esteem-based model of 'soft' policy that this claim is not...[Show more]
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