Baylen Linnekin on Libertarian Paternalism and Food Policy


In a recent column, David Brooks of The New York Times endorsed so-called libertarian paternalism when it comes to food policy. Government's job here, Brooks argues, is to "gently bias…the context" in which we make choices. Baylen Linnekin explains why a cadre of bureaucrats are in no position to determine what's best for us to eat.