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Bloomberg Strikes Again: No Painkillers for You

cassedy00 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 12:36 PM
The idea of moral wrongness isn't anywhere in Aristotle's NE. That's a modern idea. You're probably talking about the virtue of phronesis?
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 12:45 PM
Firstly, Aristotle makes a distinction between moral virtue (arete) and intellectual virtue. Then he discusses how that for every virtue there is an excess and a deficiency. He also discusses how virtue is doing the right thing, in the right way, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right instruments, etc etc. If there is a RIGHT way to do something, then the excess and the deficiency of that virtue are WRONG.

America's Caringest Mayor is at it again: having saved New York from sugary drinks, Michael Bloomberg has turned his attention to painkiller addiction. The best option to prevent kids from abusing Mom's leftover Valium from her back surgery is, of course, curbing the supply of such drugs, so that's just what Bloomberg intends to do. As such, he's introduced a measure that would limit the supply of powerful pain drugs in emergency rooms -- despite the fact that lower-income families often use the ER as their primary care source. No matter: this is for the common good of New...