Tagged: Simon Wren-Lewis

Advertising freedom - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 02, 2013

Simon Wren-Lewis argues that tobacco plain-packaging mandates may be freedom-enhancing. He writes: So we have individual freedom, interference, and crucially motivation. Advertising is usually portrayed as just providing information so that consumers can make informed choices. Sometimes it may do that. But advertising is often about suggesting associations, which provide no information at all. It is a mild form … Read More