Eugenics and the Welfare State: Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996)

Interesting small book that casts light on the use of sterilizations in nordic countries. It shows quite clearly that eugenics has it origin in collectivist and socialist thinking and was supported by most parties in the 20-40s. Clearly not just something the nazis did (and did wrong).   www.goodreads.com/book/show/3831890-eugenics-and-the-welfare-state   In Sweden, however, th e…

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Review: The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

[Bryan_Caplan]_The_Myth_of_the_Rational_Voter_Why(Bookos.org)   This is very interesting book. Most interesting I’ve read in a while.   –   If neither way of verifying the existence of preferences over beliefs appeals to you, a final one remains. Reverse the direction of reason­ ing. Smoke usually means fire. The more bizarre a mistake is, the harder it is…

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