Theresa O’Connor

Choices are hard. Let’s go shopping!

Russ Nelson, the Angry Economist, has this to say about Barry Schwartz:

In essence, Barry is arguing for the infantilization of American society. We protect our children from many choices because they lack the knowledge necessary to choose. That’s foolish. Teach your children! That’s why you exist, as a parent! Then teach them to choose! That’s why you exist, as a parent, and your goal should be to stop being a parent as soon as reasonable. We don’t want a society of children, we want a society of clear-thinking, responsible adults. [Emphasis mine]

Hear, hear.