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Saturday, September 09, 2006

What's Your Motivation?

Via Jane Galt, a very interesting thought experiment:

If there were some policy that would make the rich poorer without affecting the income of anyone else, would you want the government to flip this switch?

The answer shows a philosophical watershed (though I'm lost in the economic jargon). If yes, it's not about redistributing anything. Isn't it, then, about envy or some sort of antipathy?

Wrechard (who pointed me here) says, "Hey, sounds like a civilizational fault line to me."


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