.. I believe in giving the other guy the benefit of the doubt and maintaining an attitude of good will towards others whenever possible. And I absolutely believe in cultivating a benevolent approach towards other people, creatures, and even inanimate objects. But to love one’s neighbor as one’s self is idiotic and degrading; it leads to self-abasement and destroys self-respect.
.. My view is that free-market capitalism is the only ethical economic system. It maximizes everyone’s advantage and does so without coercion. That’s no accident; that’s the proof of the soundness of the principles .. And it’s no coincidence that the two ethical principles I outlined are also the only laws you need ..
.. These laws are cranked out by governments like there’s no tomorrow – they are basically visible dramatizations of the psychological aberrations of lawmakers and the people they pander to. In brief, I have no automatic respect for either law nor morality – which I know sounds horrible. But that’s only because they subvert people’s judgment. They actually work to make a personal code of ethics unnecessary, by telling people all they have to do is obey the law and current morality. This tends to transform people into unthinking automatons who don’t feel responsible for their own actions.