quarta-feira, dezembro 05, 2012

Libertarianism as Communitarianism

Libertarianism as Communitarianism por Daniel Klein:
Is there any fundamental conflict between communitarian goals and libertarian policies? There may be a conflict in one respect: Sometimes it seems that communitarians crave a common social experience, an experience that bonds the individual not just to some community but to the community. It is here, perhaps, that we understand why communitarians have balked at the idea of school choice. To libertarians, a plan for a universal experience sounds like a recipe for statist oppression. The only universal social values that ought to be upheld by the state are respect for just laws. That, I would argue, is the best way, the only way, of serving communitarian goals and maintaining common decency in this Age of Irreverence.

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