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2ndRateMind wrote:As might be said of where we are trying to get to. If we can't agree on that, further investigation and recommendations are useless.
There are really only two positions on this.

Half of us want a fair world; everyone is bound by the same standards, if he gets to do it, so do I. If I don't get to do it, neither does he.

Half of us want a moral world. In a moral world it doesn't really matter what's fair. My stuff is his, because charity. His stuff is not mine, because property.

The latter sort of person is clearly the higher and I hope to one day become one.

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Re: As a tentative first step...

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Purple Knight wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:28 pm
2ndRateMind wrote:As might be said of where we are trying to get to. If we can't agree on that, further investigation and recommendations are useless.
There are really only two positions on this.

Half of us want a fair world; everyone is bound by the same standards, if he gets to do it, so do I. If I don't get to do it, neither does he.

Half of us want a moral world. In a moral world it doesn't really matter what's fair. My stuff is his, because charity. His stuff is not mine, because property.

The latter sort of person is clearly the higher and I hope to one day become one.
Can we agree on a compromise? An equitable world? Where doctors, say, are paid more than road-sweepers, due to the difficulty of their job, and the amount of time they have dedicated to the necessary education. But even subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, or day labourers in Latin America, or textile workers in Asia, are never in danger of hunger, malnutrition and starvation? I would settle for that.

Best wishes, 2RM
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