Friday, March 30, 2012

Beyond ideology …

… Book Review: Free Market Fairness - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

First, [Tomasi] argues—against the socialist ethic of Rawls—that economic liberty is among the basic rights of individuals, as fundamental as the right to free speech. That is, we value economic liberty not merely for reasons of utility but for the ways in which it enables us to be the authors of our own lives. As Mr. Tomasi eloquently explains: "Restrictions of economic liberty, no matter how lofty the social goal, impose conformity on the life stories that free citizens might otherwise compose."

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