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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Myth of the Common Good

Check out my latest at The Partial Observer. Excerpt:

Not even the preservation of life and health is a "common good." And if even the preservation of life isn't, then what is?

The fact is, nobody knows what is best for other people. Some people may be healthiest if they went vegan; some others if the went paleolithic. Some may get well using unpatented, illegal substances; others may get well using FDA-approved drugs.

It is also true that many people don't know what is good for themselves, but that is the purpose of a free society: to let them find out for themselves.

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