The New Puritans

Tim Lee has a great post about the new puritanism of “public health” advocates.

Here’s an excerpt:

Here’s the problem: Some of us like triple fudge ice cream, cigarettes, and watching TV. Some of us like to play sports that pose risks of serious injury. A few of us even like to have sex despite the very real risks of STDs and unplanned pregnancies. I don’t know a single person whose sole goal in life is to maximize his life expectancy. This is social science run amok.

Read the whole thing.

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