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    I might add that if you believe that right and wrong exist at all (however you define them), then your thinking is going to be dominated by very instrumental and goal-oriented notions of how to obtain and protect the right and how to disincentivize and compensate for the wrong.

    For utilitarians and moralists both, freedom is not only incidental to the question of how to get where we ought to be going, it might even become a bad thing to you in that the only freedom there is to defend is the freedom to be wrong.

    Paternalism seems perfectly logical to people like that; the old left-right axis is really just a carrot-stick axis.

    Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

    by Visceral on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 01:34:19 PM PDT

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