There is, I grant, the cheerful prospect of better living through OIRA. However (to paraphrase James Madison), “Cass Sunstein will not always be at the helm”: Sarah Conly might be. That’s risk aversion, and you can call it irrational. For better or worse, though, it’s the intuition on which democracy and constitutional government rest.
“We are too fat, we are too much in debt, and we save too little for the future.” The outfit that’s supposed to fix this on Planet Sunstein is the United States government. My response to it is, “You’re too fat. Me, I’m off to McDonald’s.”