Thursday, 12 February 2009

The nine most frightening words in the English language

Obama’s selection of Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein as his ‘Regulatory Czar’ threatens to turn a joke into grim reality, says Paul Hsieh at Pyjamas Media.

Hsieh characterises Sunstein’s so-called “libertarian paternalism” as the butt of Reagan’s famous joke: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” – what Reagan called the nine most frightening words in the English language.

Obama’s Nanny is looking forward to telling Americans how to live.  Hsieh is not.  The new nannies “actually believe that ‘they’re from the government and they’re here to help us’,” he says. “If we listen to them, then the final joke will be on us.”

Read Obama’s Regulatory Chief Believes in Paternalistic Government.

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