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Paternalism: Paternalism is the interference of the state or an individual with another person's liberty or autonomy, against their will, with the intention of promoting their own good or averting harm. See also Interventions, State, Power, Society.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Daniel Kahneman on Paternalism - Dictionary of Arguments

Mause I 170f
Paternalism/Market Failure/Interventionism/Kahneman: even among economic liberals it is indisputable that interventions are carried out or guardians appointed in the interest of children or people with intellectual limitations. (1)
It is controversial, however, whether interventions with other persons who in certain circumstances appear to be acting irrationally are justifiable. (2)
(See also Merit Good/Musgrave).

1. Milton Friedman, Kapitalismus und Freiheit. München 2004.
2. Daniel Kahneman, Schnelles Denken, langsames Denken. München 2012.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

EconKahne I
Daniel Kahneman
Schnelles Denken, langsames Denken München 2012

Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018

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