Although the behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner (1904–1990) has faded from public view, his paternalistic ideals and advocacy of “positive reinforcement” to achieve them are increasingly popular among policy elites. Skinner’s expertise in designing lab experiments failed to save him from poor reasoning in his works of moral philosophy and utopian fantasy.

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