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  •  So what's fair? (none)
    "From each according to his means, to each according to his needs?"  Is that fair?  Everyone gets the same amount.  If not, then what's fair?

    "Fair" is a completely arbitrary distinction made by politicians whose bread is inevitably being buttered by the recipients of said "fairness."  Better that the government should get out of the way and allow people to engage in free exchange.

    "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." -- Ambrose Bierce

    by Libertarialoon on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 03:42:20 PM PDT

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    •  Fair? (none)
      "Better that the government should get out of the way and allow people to engage in free exchange" Check out Sunday's NY Times -- China has done exactly that. Big business has clout, the peasants do not -- so people are dying in droves from the pollution introduced by an unregulated profit motive. Cancer, birth defects. Nasty stuff. But apparently the rural population has caught on to the fact that they are being sacrificed and are all heading for the cities in unprecedented numbers in the interest of survival. Interesting. What took 200 years in the US compressed into a tenth of that. Does your freedom include the right of SO MANY to fail and die?? Or does your ideology accept such carnage as inevitable?

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