Comments on: What is the Root of Wrongdoing? http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/ Free Markets and Social Justice Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Gabriel Conroy http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/#comment-75877 Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:13:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11236#comment-75877 I’d like to add a thank you to Christopher Freiman for introducing me to that book by Thomas Hill. I just checked it out at the library and started reading. It’s quite interesting.

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By: Gabriel Conroy http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/#comment-75821 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:37:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11236#comment-75821 Agreed, too. And it’s not only negative. There’s a value to feeling like one belongs. That said, fitting in is not usually what I have in mind when I talk off the cuff about self-interest. So I think there’s a lot of value to the Aeon piece (I didn’t read the other article yet).

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By: martinbrock http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/#comment-75813 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:24:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11236#comment-75813 Agreed. If servility does not also account for rightful behavior, why do we need rulers enacting rights? Both self-interest and servility explain everything and so explain very little.

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By: martinbrock http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/#comment-75812 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:21:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11236#comment-75812 Self-interest is the root of practically all behavior, so it’s the root of “wrongful” behavior specifically, but this conclusion is not interesting. Why is some behavior labeled “wrong” and forcibly discouraged by the labelers (the rulers) while other behavior is not? Unruliness must have at least as much to do with the interests of the rulers as with the interests of the unruly.

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By: Ben Kennedy http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/#comment-75785 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:58:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11236#comment-75785 Conforming is still an act of self-interest. It is generally advantageous not to stick out too far

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By: Pajser http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2016/09/what-is-the-root-of-wrongdoing/#comment-75783 Sun, 02 Oct 2016 18:57:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11236#comment-75783 But how you got to the title “the desire to fit in is the root of almost all wrongdoing”? I do not see that. I think that desire to conform makes us sometimes better, sometimes worse. If people do not conform to the norms, is it more likely they are better or they are worse than norm? Hard question, but it seems to me it is more likely that they are worse.

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