Give it all away? To whom?
How do you feel about that egalitarian notion? Think about that, then read Tibor Machan's view here. His conclusion:
So egalitarianism comes down he argues, not to whether or not we should use resources according to our own judgement, but who gets to decide what happens to our resources -- with the egalitarian naturally in the way of setting him or herself up to do the deciding. As Ayn Rand used to say, when you hear someone talking about sacrifice, you can be damn sure they're expecting to be the ones picking up the sacrifices.
What egalitarians are effectively insisting on ... is not equal distribution of resources, since that’s flat out impossible. They are insisting on doing all the wealth redistribution themselves, not those who own the resources.So like it or not, egalitarianism is not about equal distribution but about who is to do the highly selective distribution that goes on all the time.
So then, how do you feel about those egalitarians now ?
LINKS: Impossible egalitarianism - Tibor Machan, SOLO Passion
TAGS: Politics, Ethics