Neuroconservatism, the latest neuroword

In its most recent issue, Fortune magazine coined the word “neuroconservatism”. The image is of conservative policies backed up by, or possibly tweaked to take into account, neuroscientific insights.

Example: A “pure”, libertarian-oriented conservative might like to offer dozens or hundreds of private plans to replace Social Security, but neurosicence tells us that people’s brains aren’t “wired” to deal with having so much choice, so they may end up choosing poorly or not at all. Neuroconservative solution: Give them fewer choices, or at least give them an intelligent default in line with good public policy.

At the moment, this word get zero Google hits.

One Response to “Neuroconservatism, the latest neuroword”

  1. Brian Richmond Says:

    Neuroconservatism is neurologically challenged.

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