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Free to Choose?

None1257 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:24 AM
Do we really have the freedom to choose? How about if I wanted to carry a concealed gun anywhere I want to carry that gun? How about if I wanted to own a fully automatic rifle? How about if I wanted to use illegal drugs in my own home?
JohnShepard Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 3:19 PM
"With Gun Control, Cost Benefit Analysis Is Amoral" by Harry Binswanger (Forbes):
http://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2013/01/01/with-gun-control-cost-benefit-analysis-is-amoral/

Americans' affirmation of the "right to choose" is a feature of our national identity. No matter where you go or what you're doing, chances are you are confronted with a plethora of choices. Go to the supermarket and you are confronted with a dizzying array of options for each and every product you wish to buy. Seventeen brands of Greek style yogurt. Forty-five flavors of coffee creamer. Thirty-seven different kinds of peanut butter. The same may be said of cell phone carriers, automobiles, clothing brands... you name it.

The freedom of "choice" also figures prominently in the political realm, and is...