Re: Property Rights

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 11 May 1999 10:56:22 -0700 (PDT)

> My utopia is all about helping everyone achieve what
> they really want. Why would anyone resist that?

Because they refuse to deny the fundamental reality that diverse humans /will/ have directly conflicting desires. That indeed that very diversity of interest is what makes us unique and precious.

To the extent that I can get what I want by helping you get what you want, that's great: it's called trade, and I'm all for it. But human progress is made by those people who want /more/ than their neighbor, and are willing to compete for it.

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