Choices at one level of freedom depend on enabling or prerequisite choices being available at more basic levels of freedom.

A situation of Pseudo-Choice is created when you offer people a choice at a high level of freedom without ensuring them equal access to the enabling choices.

It needs to be added that being put in situations of Pseudo-Choice tends to make human beings extremely angry. Intensely angry. And they always, eventually figure it out, no matter how long it takes.

So Watch Out For That …

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3 Responses to Pseudo-Choice

  1. Jon Awbrey says:

    This was my attempt to clarify an issue that arose in connection with the blog post titled “How Choice May Kill Public Education” by Diane Ravitch.

  2. Poor Richard says:

    Obviously your post is apropos of much more than education. It applies to political elections pretty nicely, too, for example. The thing is, “no matter how long it takes” is no longer an option.

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