Miracle fruit paternalism

From one of my friends at the miracle fruit party:

So, my girlfriend was spreading the miracle fruit story around her faculty office (she’s a physics teacher). When she told her department head about it, her immediate reaction was “that sounds like something the government should regulate.”

When asked why the government should regulate it, the department head (I’m not making this up) came up with the following hypothetical: “What if you ate this fruit, and then you drank sour milk, but didn’t know it was sour? You might drink the whole carton without knowing you’re drinking sour milk.”

There are people like this, and they are why the nanny state keeps growing.


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