Fairness

Something else other than economics…

This is a great short post from Matthew Yglesias:

The Conservative Creed»

James Robertson offered up this comment non-ironically this morning and I think it’s an excellent distillation of the conservative creed:

Yet another thing Matt is unclear on:

“Life isn’t Fair”

For Matt in particular, we need to add this:

“Attempts to make it fair result in making things worse”

It’s a statement that rings as true today as it did when coming from the mouths of slavery proponents 1860 or opponents of guaranteed retirement incomes in the 1930s or critics of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s or when Ronald Reagan said that Medicare would put us on a slippery slope to Communism.

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