Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thought of the Day
Almost always well worth reading, Sowell here makes clear a persistent left/right divide regarding the amorphous but feel good idea, "social justice." The right demands freedom and strives only for equality of opportunity; the left demands equality of outcome and freedom is secondary. The left's idea is unworkable and wrong. A child in kindergarten knows it's unfair to reward the goof-off and punish the hard worker, but that's precisely what the left believes in.
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Sort of like trying to make the tax code "fair" -- it can never be done because "fair" can never be satisfactorily defined.