Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Scott Adams, in one of his weaker posts, claims that freedom is a zero sum game. OK, since it's Scott Adams, he might just be playing a joke on me (not me exactly, just incautious, literally-minded people). It's happened before.

In case he's serious though, I've prepared a short rebuttal: B.S.

In my opinion. the whole point of government, law, etc. is to EXPAND my usable freedom by limiting the freedoms to do things that have net deleterious effects on freedom.

Quick example: making murder illegal is a limit on freedom, but successfully preventing murder expands freedom far more than freedom has been limited by murder being illegal.

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