She is right...in every way! More or less!
What, for example is the common good? If everyone benefits, what are
the costs and how are they paid? Worst issue of all is who determines
what is the common good?
Would it be a big inconvenience for you guys to keep this conversation
in rec.sport.golf? While a number of us have strong feelings about Ayn
Rand, Milton Friedman, and neo-liberalism, it is getting in the way of
our gardening. We'll look in from time to time to see how the brawl
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
Eight million children in the developing world die every year from
infectious diseases. Do we need to sit around and scratch our heads
about whether doing something about that is to the common good? Does
anyone in his right mind adhere to the Ayn Rand point of view, which
would be: tough shit for them?
How many people in developed countries die of infectious diseases? How
many people die of drowning? How many people die in automobile
accidents? How about lifting the idiot ban on DDT? How many people
have died of malaria because of the ban on DDT? Despite no evidence at
all that it harms humans, and limited evidence that it harms birds
when used irresponsibly....but it had to be banned...by people like
you! Gonna take responsibility for the ban...think the radical
environmentalists will take responsibility for all those deaths?
So what do *YOU* actually do about it, right now, today...or is your
only issue what should other people do about it?
Really? There was never a worldwide ban on DDT? And how much DDT has
Africa produced over the years in any event? I'll suggest that
hundreds of millions have died because of the DDT ban. Prove me wrong!
Why don't you prove yourself wrong? The UN has no authority to ban
anything. There is a TREATY by which 160 countries agreed to stop
using DDT. The treaty recognizes that eliminating DDT in countries
with high rates of malaria is not feasible so it is still in use in
those countries. Your estimate that hundreds of millions have died
because of the DDT "ban" is ludicrous, but that's rather par for the
course for you, isn't it?
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