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Making Life Fair

b_niles57 Wrote: May 16, 2012 10:53 AM
I just don't understand why Conservatives focus their laser of the poor hardworking people of America, when it is abundantly clear that the people doing the TAKING without giving back on a MASSIVE scale are the big businesses that Conservatives seem so desperate to protect. If you guys would focus a fraction of your energy on the people who actually deserve it, we might actually make some progress in our country!

When my wife was a liberal, she complained that libertarian reasoning is coldhearted. Since markets produce winners and losers -- and many losers did nothing wrong -- market competition is cruel. It must seem so. President Obama used the word "fair" in his last State of the Union address nine times.

We are imprinted to prefer a world that is "fair." Our close relatives the chimpanzees freak out when one chimp gets more than his fair share, so zookeepers are careful about food portions. Chimps are hardwired to get angry when they think they've been cheated -- and so...