This article presents a summary of recent collaborative efforts to understand and respond to nanny state rhetoric. Instead of summarily rejecting the libertarian critique of paternalism, public health advocates must develop a forceful response that exposes its weak legal basis and reframes the debate in terms of democratic collective action.
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Wiley, Lindsay F.; Parmet, Wendy E.; and Jacobson, Peter D., "Adventures in Nannydom: Reclaiming Collective Action for the Public's Health" (2015). School of Law Faculty Publications. 28.