[ExI] Call To Libertarians

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 09:14:07 UTC 2011

<<Probably all of us would agree that

(A) Initiation of force is bad.
(B) Starving children is bad.

The question is which is worse. A libertarian would say initiation of force
is unacceptable; figure out some other way to feed starving children. A
liberal would say that starving children is unacceptable and so be it if
force is necessary to avoid it.>>

Well put. It is not easy when primary values are in conflict. In these cases
I tend to look for midway solutions, like feeding children as much as
possible while reducing initiation of force to the strictly necessary
minimum. Needless to say, both fundamentalist libertarians and
fundamentalist liberals dislike midway solutions.

Giulio Prisco
giulio at gmail.com
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