Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Noodge Debate

Nurse. Irving Penn, 1951. Via Disdressed.
Shorter David Brooks, "The Nudge Debate", New York Times, August 8, 2013:
People do stupid stuff.
The government should make them stop.
But that would be liberal, wouldn't it?
What if they noodged them into stopping?
A nanny state, but a nice nanny.
A Mary Poppins state.
A Jewish Mary Poppins!
What's not to like?
I've used this picture before but can't find out when or where it comes from; I added it by mistake. It really belongs here though by some peculiar visual logic.

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