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The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism

Gilles Saint-Paul

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128177
eISBN:
9781400838899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128177.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The general assumption that social policy should be utilitarian—that society should be organized to yield the greatest level of welfare—leads inexorably to increased government interventions. ... More


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