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Making Life Fair

Hunter Curt Wrote: May 16, 2012 10:09 AM
Define "Fair". Fair is a hollow word that sounds nice but has no meaning apart from the perspective of the person using it. Fair is a word used by pseudo intellectuals to make their argument sound reasonable and compelling when it actually has no reason or substance. Fair is a word designed to forestall debate by branding those who disagree as being “unfair”. The more you post the more obvious it becomes that there is not real depth to your arguments.

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...