Ethics and Politics (with an anarchic tang)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 14:32:32 -0400 (EDT)

Dan Fabulich wrote:

> >A thought on Ethics and Politics:
> >
> > Do we need either?
> No, we don't, I agree.
> Does this mean that we can simply ignore those who claim that
> anarcho-capitalism is unethical?
> No, I don't think we can.

This is something I simply don't understand. How can anyone believe that
enforcing laws that favour one person over another is 'ethical?'

Here's an example:

You have two people, an able bodied man, and a disabled man. We currently
don't have the technology to fix the legs of the disabled man so that he can
walk. So, in order to create equality we must break the legs of our able
bodied man. In the future we may be able to fix the legs of both men, but
are these breakthroughs more likely to come from one able bodied man and one
disabled man, or two disabled men?

Ethics are the product of selfish guilt, "If *I* were in his shoes." They
generally do more harm than good (I'm sure Hitler thought he was very