The architects of “choice”

Last year I read about a jew who advocated cognitive infiltration of 9/11 truth groups (by the government). His name is of course Cass R. Sunstein. And it seems by the time he in public proposed the plan to infiltrate such groups the jews had in effect already done that. Basically they had lead many groups from the beginning and ensured they would not be too effective. And according to this recent article he certainly has other rather interesting ideas for the society. Some examples:

…in practice it’s clear where Sunstein stands. He is a staunch defender of government intervention in economic and social affairs.

A good old-fashioned Judeo-Bolshevik in other words…

In Sunstein’s analysis, autonomy is not acting in accordance with one’s preferences made in the absence of government interference; it is acting in accordance with preferences formed and enlightened by government.

Right, I should have known that’s how these modern jews define autonomy.

Libertarian paternalism, Sunstein and Thaler explain, occurs when “choice architects” frame decisions in such a way that people are induced to make the proper choice on their own. (A choice architect is someone who “has the responsibility for organizing the context in which people make decisions.”) The freedom to choose is not formally curtailed, but the choice architects package the choice in such a way that people are induced to exercise their freedom responsibly. The experts manipulate the default options, but individuals may always opt out.

Read: they may opt out as long as jews don’t have those neat little micro-chips planted into our bodies that allow them to kill everyone who disobeys anywhere at any time.

And tellingly, the authors clearly like libertarian paternalism in some respects, but not in others. Would Sunstein and Thaler support a default option of opening each school day with readings from the Bible, so long as students are free to opt out? It’s unlikely.

Progress: the writer at least implicitly recognizes that Sunstein and Thaler are jews.

In Nudge, the decision when to employ a choice architect and when to allow for uninfluenced choice ultimately hinges on whether the authors like the architect and his design. The choice architects are not themselves subject to nudges fashioned by meta-choice architects.

Isn’t that sweet.

Ultimately, Nudge relies on the idea that there are “choice architects” with objective knowledge of what is best for us, who should frame choices in order to get us to understand what is in our best interest. But these are the same sort of experts who failed, miserably, to predict the consequences of President Obama’s stimulus bill on the rate of unemployment. Sunstein and Thaler cannot get around the knowledge problem: how do we know which nudges will be helpful and which will be harmful? And then there’s the knower problem: who out there is qualified to be a choice architect?

I bet if you would be able to get a straight answer out of Sunstein he’d admit only other jews would need to apply for a job as a choice architect.

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