Great article on the role of government

Via Mankiw, NYT Op-ed columnist David Brooks has an incredible article that in Mankiw’s words “Today’s column is a must read.”  I always suspected utilitarianism as arrogant, and that sometimes the most humble approach to solutions is to understand how much we don’t know about it a la Nassim Taleb.  Perhaps Hume knew much more than he thought he did.

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