In Praise of the Nanny State

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Alain de Botton asks why the idea of a nanny state is so unappealing. He says complete freedom - left totally to our own devices - is rarely what we want. He says there's a lot to be said for the odd paternalistic nudge in the right direction.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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10 minutes

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Sun 6 Feb 2011 08:50
BBC Radio 4 FM only

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