Re: Free Markets Decentralized?

Anton Sherwood (
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 00:31:13 -0700

den Otter wrote:
> Ah yes, there is great truth in the saying that "the people
> get the kind of government they deserve". It's always good
> to remember this before you pity anyone.

But do all subjects of a given government deserve the same? That's
weird; they have nothing else in common (except perhaps language - in
very small island nations like Iceland).

Since people are different in every respect, I assume they "deserve"
different governments. And even if a government happens to be better
than the majority deserve[*], there's still a minority who deserve
better still; why not pity them?

[* I agree with certain economists that the perverse incentives of
voting tend to give most of us worse than we deserve.]

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