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Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, UK ) on July 20, 1999 at 15:05:15:

In Reply to: Aye lad, smashing at that. posted by Gee on July 19, 1999 at 19:45:54:

: Being loving is the most selfish act there is.

Indeed, and voting socialist is the second most selfish act there is.

: No sacrifice on her behalf - she chose the greater value over the lesser value - geddit?

Which is exactly what socialism promotes- a system in which such value choices are extrinsic to the physical/psychic integrity of of a single individual. The model you are advocating here moves quite a distance from classic rationalist Liberalism.

: Those people you value very much. Include some friends too.

Exactly. And suddenly, Society is! the whole point I was wanting to make.

: It isnt, its a readily accepted example. your friends are just as appropriate.

But now we have a model in which someone may well work for free, for less comparative gain than someone whom they value greatly- we are away from teh devouring maw of the consuming individual chooser.

: I say 'it is' rather than add a value judgement.

Will you take an evaluating stand on it? You seem rather to be defending it.

: restrict it and its resisted. There was no 'ought' in my points previously.

Restrictions exist now, and they are not resisted- resented, perhaps, not not resisted.

: He sure can, not very clever as the idiot son might drag the business and mean they do worse against competition, but he can choose that.

But surely that is anathema to radical liberal meritocracy- the whole basis of AC?

: No, its spoken now. All comes down to discriminatory valuing of people by individuals.

But it still shafts monadic individualsim sideways.

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