Comments on: The Department of the Difference Principle (Or: Confused Reasons to Reject Social Justice) http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/ Free Markets and Social Justice Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: bursa orospu http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/#comment-69451 Fri, 13 May 2016 22:09:38 +0000 http://www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=592#comment-69451 … [Trackback]

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By: BleedingHeartThinkingBrain http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/#comment-54531 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:45:00 +0000 http://www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=592#comment-54531 *Ahem* did you read the second post of this blog?? The point is that they come to similar conclusions that libertarians do.. not from similar standpoints. I don’t think they are real libertarians, and neither am I.. but who cares besides real a**hole brutalists who live in a fantasy world.

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By: AynRandWasRight http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/#comment-53938 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:19:00 +0000 http://www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=592#comment-53938 I have a rule of thumb that the more circuitous the explication of a political theory, the more its proponent is trying to hide. Thus the stupefying, mind-numbing tedium of academic Marxism, for example.

There is only one thing you need to believe to be a libertarian: That people ought to be free to do whatever the hell they want so long as they do not do direct, provable harm to others. Period. Everything else is derivative: such as the principle that human relationships should be voluntary and consensual. And by extension the idea that the only just role of government – which is institutionalized force – is to prevent individuals from abrogating the above principles.

So sure, a person can believe in “heavy redistribution, heavy economic regulation, and a social democratic state” and call himself a libertarian. He can also call himself Napoleon. But both would be equally delusional.

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By: Joan59 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/#comment-43518 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:04:00 +0000 http://www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=592#comment-43518 Bless you. Evolution, openness and honesty are always inspiring.
So few of us achieve it.
But tell me how we can require corporate welfare recipients to pay it back?
Since they are given so much more than the single mother down the street.

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By: Tracy Goodwin http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/#comment-27014 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:06:00 +0000 http://www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=592#comment-27014 For years I was an Ayn Randian libertarian. When I encountered Rawls in college I spent a great deal of time vehemently arguing against most of this principals. Yet as time passes I realize the value of his ideas. I don’t think they are the absolute in any argument but they are a pertinent piece of the puzzle. That led me to developing ideas on how to deal with those two conflicting theories.

At last I realized that in many cases the government is in the best position to help out those who need it most. While at the same time recognizing that the government suffers from it’s own problems. One such reconciliation is my idea on reforming welfare. I think responsibility should be reintroduced to welfare. People do in fact need help at times, this is a simple fact. Yet people also need to take responsibility for the help they receive. So I think welfare should be restructured more like student loans. Individuals receive support for food, housing, child care and education. As long as they are moving forward toward achieving self subsistence they can continue to receive support. But the support should be calculated and maintained as an individual account like a student loan. The recipient would need to repay that amount once they are financially secure. Thus the recipient feels responsible for the support received. Though I also consider part of the repayment as the increased tax revenues due to the recipient becoming more productive and paying taxes rather than taking in money from the government. Thus the idea is to create welfare that is fiscally neutral which means nobody is ‘forced’ to contribute to welfare while at the same time utilizing the power of the government to improve the quality of life for the whole country. This of course is the short version but should give you an idea of the reconciliation that I have endeavored to achieve.

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By: Bleeding Heart Libertarians = Left-Statists « Politics & Prosperity http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2011/03/the-department-of-the-difference-principle/#comment-17268 Thu, 10 May 2012 16:49:27 +0000 http://www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=592#comment-17268 […] by Jason Brennan and John Tomasi. And see also the numerous blog posts from Jason (here, here, and here), Kevin Vallier (here and here) and me (here, here, here and […]

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