[ExI] Brief correction re Western Democracies [WASI am Call To Libertarians]

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 09:29:46 UTC 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 6:54 AM, F. C. Moulton  wrote:
> However Richard wants to point to the European democracies by which I
> assume he means something like the European Union.  But Richard provides
> no evidence.
> So let us look at the first item on the list abortion and the EU
> countries;  according to the info I found online it looks like about 3
> out of the EU countries have not abortion restrictions (Iceland, Sweden,
> UK).  The rest have various levels of restriction depending on a variety
> of factors and based on what I found online the Republic of Ireland only
> allows abortion to save the life of the woman.   Since there are about
> 27 EU countries that means based on the info I found  around 11% of the
> EU do not restrict abortion and about 89% do restrict it to varying degrees.
> While I think both Ben and Richard need to be more exacting and nuanced
> in their language it appears that at least on the question of abortion
> Ben is more correct than Richard.
> I am not going to research the rest of the list I am going to leave that
> to Richard.

Thanks for pointing out that some countries in the European Union are
not quite perfect yet. (Irony alert!).

This graphic from the NY Times is self explanatory.

The main point, of course, is that libertarian policies on a national
level are a recipe for total disaster and chaos. Around the world
almost anything is preferable.


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