Bringing Sunshine to the Nanny State

Vasquez, Vince
June 2009
Liberty (08941408);Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p33
The article focuses on U.S. nanny-state policies. Nanny-states, the author explains, serve as regulators of social and moral standards by enforcing bans and moratoriums, consisting of consumer health policies and "sin taxes," on common goods and practices. The author believes that nanny-states policies pose threats to economic and personal freedom and should be regulated. He calls on free-market forces to work on the preservation of individual liberties, and on advocates and researchers to weigh the merits of an urban citizen's freedom index.


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