Three Cheers for the Nanny State (Teacher notes (in some situations , like…
Three Cheers for the Nanny State
Mills Harm Principle: The only justifiable reason for interfering in someone's freedom of action was to prevent harm to others.
we should never stop people from behavior that effects only themselves, because people know what they themselves want.
They don't care that much about their health or they wont drink too many sodas.
Mississippi made a ban on bans so that people can't make laws on banning food and drinks.
Sarah Conly is in favor of the NYC soda ban (Claim)
Don't like being told what to do (Mississippi ban on bans)
We have a vision of ourselves as free human being fully capable of making our own decisions, but it faults
Mills harm principle.
We shouldn't interfere with someones decisions, unless its gonna harm others.
in some situations , like jumping off a bridge, it's just difficult for us to take in the relavant information and chose correctly
Alot of times we have a good idea of where we want to go but a terrible idea of how to get their
laws need to be sensative to the needs of the majority
not everyone can drive safely at 90mph
But this was the imaginary part take our freedom
Sarah conly is in favor of the soda ban bc laws and government are supposed to help us get where we want to go
You can still get as much small sodas as we want, it just takes more time
we have a vision of ourselves as being free, rational beings who are totally capable of making all the decisions we need in order to create a good life
She is supporting the New York City ban on sugary drinks in sizes larger than 16oz
In the old days we blamed people for their bad choices, we know it's not our bad character but our cognitive bias.