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Old 01-03-2012, 10:49 PM
whburgess whburgess is offline
 
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Default Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko View Post
And around and around we go. This just seems to me to be another example to put in my file for instances of Libertarians afflicting the afflicted and comforting the comfortable.


While I probably don't see afflicting the comfortable as an imperative the way those ideologies based on envy and resentment do, I do value comforting the afflicted, and try to do so.

However, I don't see the woman in the example I gave, who was not only not forced to work for this company, but was not forced to walk through the area which she found offensive -- as being 'afflicted'. Quite the opposite, she was a tyrant looking for an opportunity to enforce her values on the closest group she disapproved of. This attitude reflects itself in our more pro-government politics too often for my taste.

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