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Academic proposes ”Coercive Paternalism” #tcot #tlot #teaparty


ROBERT JAMES BIDINOTTO: A Manifesto for “Coercive Paternalism” …..” Well, comes now a $95 tome titled–are you ready?– Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism. http://bidinotto.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-manifesto-for-coercive-paternalism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+RobertJamesBidinotto+(ROBERT+JAMES+BIDINOTTO)&m=1 …” The book’s product description on Amazon notes that, in America, to respect autonomy is often understood to be the chief way to bear witness to the intrinsic value of persons. … Continue reading

Ignoramus confesses her ignorance of #Objectivism by her ”death-blow” to it.


RRD:At this point the alert(or conscious) reader may ask:How can a ignoramus deal a death blow to a philosophy of which they are ignorant of? Exactly. Before continuing I wish to state that I am not any kind of “official” spokesperson for Objectivism,that what follows is My presentation of certain aspects of Objectivism as I … Continue reading

“You propose to establish a social order based on the following tenets: that you’re incompetent to run your own life, but competent to run the lives of others… #tcot #teaparty #tlot


Atlas Shrugged – Wikiquote http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged John Galt “You propose to establish a social order based on the following tenets: that you’re incompetent to run your own life, but competent to run the lives of others — that you’re unfit to exist in freedom, but fit to become an omnipotent ruler — that you’re unable to … Continue reading

The Carstonian view of money that guides the worthies in Wash.


Richard Carstone Bleak House – Charles Dickens – Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=KlsJAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA80&vq=save+money&dq=bleak+house++richard++money&output=html_text&source=gbs_search_r&cad=1 ”With a buoyancy and hopefulness and a gaiety that hardly ever flagged, Richard had a carelessness in his character that quite perplexed me— principally because he mistook it, in such a very odd way, for prudence. It entered into all his calculations about money, … Continue reading