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Making Life Fair

Robert42Vet Wrote: May 18, 2012 5:01 AM
I don' t disagree with the macro of your position. However this post was on how people on this site are behaving awfully. You can post your opinions, even state your facts, without having to tear someone down with ridicule insults and just evil behaviour. Failing at stating your position or countering someone else's position in a manner of respect to others hardly gets people like me to believe the positions are worthy of my support. I openly state that i would rather support a failure of a budget, an over stretching of a social policy and complete failure of improving American position than support massive starvation, weak being left to die and a social conscience of dog eat dog. We can do better

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...