Much of the detail of the report is taken up by the advancement of the idea that people aren't 'rational' enough to make the sorts of decisions the Government wants them to make. I guess the people who make up the Government are, however, rational enough to make them for us?
... and is quite correct to pour scorn on the idea that those who occupy the Houses of Parliament.
After all, our Deputy fucking Prime Minister was so rational that he used to binge on food and then throw it all up, before stuffing his face again.
Are these the actions of a rational person?
No, these were the actions of a fat, greedy, avaricious turd with a tenuous grip on reality who was unable to do his job effectively (or, even, ineffectively) without, basically, suffering a mental breakdown..
Bulimia is related to deep psychological issues and feelings of lack of control. Sufferers often use the destructive eating pattern to feel in control over their lives.
Well, what a pity, how sad. My only regret is that he wasn't miserable enough to hang himself (if he could have found a rope capable of taking his whale-like weight).
This greasy, sweaty, unpleasant sack of shit had a good deal of control over our lives and the Social Market Foundation advises that Prescott and his ilk take yet more control over us because apparently we aren't "rational" enough.
Oh, and the least said about our "psychologically flawed" Prime Minister, and the pathological liar who preceded him, the better...