Expanding on Rothbard’s “lifeboat situation”

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January 10, 2013
Daily Anarchist
by Wendy McElroy  
Posted in Commentary

"Rothbard writes of 'abnormal situations' and Rand refers to arbitrary 'metaphysics' but they are both making the same point, and it is valid: political and moral systems should not be evaluated by extraordinary or hypothetical situations anymore than the average person’s daily health regime should be determined by a course of chemotherapy. Nevertheless their answer to the lifeboat situation is not entirely satisfying." (01/09/13)


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