Laziness and Equality

From ASI:

Some say this is unfair because it offers the rich more options than the poor. But to stop people from being able to pay for places just to bring them down to the level of the poor is completely backwards – we should be trying to see how we can raise the . . . → Read More: Laziness and Equality

Are people who live in welfare states more tolerant?

I am not sure why I ever thought that people who live in welfare states would tend to be more tolerant than people in countries with smaller governments. It might have something to do with all the talk about social solidarity and social cohesion by those advocating collectivist policies. Rather than thinking about egality and . . . → Read More: Are People Who Live in Welfare States More Tolerant?

What Distribution Principle Would you Choose Behind a Veil of Ignorance?

In his book, ‘A Theory of Justice’, John Rawls considered what principles of justice would be agreed upon by all behind a veil of ignorance in which no one knows their place in society – their wealth, their class position or social status, their intelligence, strength, state of health etc. One of the principles . . . → Read More: What Distribution Principle Would you Choose Behind a Veil of Ignorance?

Authoritarian Politics and Economic Growth

Dani Rodrik argues (link) that political dictatorship is damaging to economic growth since democracies not only outperformed countries with flawed political regimes in the dynamics of economic growth but also in terms of greater civil, economic and political liberties and investment in education that help enforce better public policies and yield better prospects of . . . → Read More: Authoritarian Politics and Economic Growth

The Immorality Of Egalitarianism

Many people believe that egalitarianism is the moral high ground and use moral arguments to justify government intervention and theft. Itis not the high ground, but is actually based on entirely immoral precepts. . . . → Read More: The Immorality Of Egalitarianism