Why Can’t the Ruling Class Trust the People? — The BFD

“Nudge theory” is the idea that the hoi polloi are too stupid to be left to their own devices so it’s up to their “betters” to herd them with carrots and sticks. This has been the ruling conceit of the elite classes ever since Plato grumbled that all that democracy rubbish was just rooning Athens.…

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