A post I wanted to keep
Every time a government passes a law that rewards or punishes a kind of behaviour, any kind of behaviour either by taxing it or by making it illegal, that is social engineering. Every time the Government decides to set army pay above, below, or AT the average wage, the decision is a form of social engineering.
Even without governments, every time a shop offers a loyalty card or special offers, that is social engineering. Every time an advertisement is made, it is attempting to change people's behaviour, again it's social engineering.
Of course I believe in it. I believe people should behave well to one another and that any means is legitimate in attempting to make sure this happens.