The Improprieties of the Pretense of Knowledge
By Daniel B. Klein
In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith discusses the dialectics of our notions of propriety. His moral insights can add a lot to our understanding of the root problem of government involvement in culture and economics, which Hayek called the pretense of knowledge and the fatal conceit.
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