New York University Journal of Law & Liberty
Is government justified in being paternalistic? To some, the answer is yes - government sometimes knows better than people do what is best for them. If people are allowed unfettered free choice, they will not always be acting in their own best interests. Others, with a more libertarian bent, object that people know what is best for them and, in any event, should be able to do what they choose to do.
Claire Hill, Anti-Anti-Anti-Paternalism, 2 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 444 (2007), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/110.