Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism (Paperback)
  • Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism (Paperback)
zoom

Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism (Paperback)

(author)
£12.50
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 10/11/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law to discourage them. They raise their price, prohibit or limit their advertisement, restrict where they can be sold and consumed, and sometimes ban them outright. These politicians thereby violate John Stuart Mill's famous principle that people should be free to do whatever they like, provided they harm no one but themselves. Why? What can justify these paternalistic policies? Killjoys reviews the full range of justifications that have been offered: from the idea that people are too irrational to make sensible decisions to the idea that they are effectively compelled by advertising to harm themselves. The author, Christopher Snowdon, exposes the logical or factual errors that undermine each purported justification. He thus provides a comprehensive critique of the health paternalism that has been adopted by governments around the world.

Publisher: Institute of Economic Affairs
ISBN: 9780255367493
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

You may also be interested in...

Capital
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Capital
Added to basket
£3.99
Paperback
30-Second Economics
Added to basket
Capitalism and Freedom
Added to basket
How Much is Enough?
Added to basket
The Wealth Of Nations
Added to basket
Small Is Beautiful
Added to basket
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
How Markets Fail
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Capital
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Wealth of Nations
Added to basket
The Wealth of Nations
Added to basket
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.