Comments on: Chris Freiman’s Unequivocal Justice http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/ Free Markets and Social Justice Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: David http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-82808 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:35:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-82808 Good post. Now, $140 for a physical book and $40 for an ebook? He must be kidding. I’m definitely not buying it, no matter how interesting it is.

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By: Abeed Khader http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81952 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:02:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81952 Digitized version? How is it a scarce resource?

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By: Rawls, Ideal Theory, and the Public Goods Argument for the State - Bleeding Heart Libertarians http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81765 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:14:29 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81765 […] that some shameless self-promotion is the best way to ease back in. As discussed in Jason’s review, I’ve got a new book out titled Unequivocal Justice. The book builds on work from other BHL […]

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By: Albionic American http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81413 Sat, 05 Aug 2017 19:46:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81413 The Mises Institute ironically disregards price signals when it gives away digitized versions of Mises’s work “for free” over the internet. Why doesn’t this practice misallocate scarce resources and cause economic chaos?

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By: Rawlsian Anarchism – An Exercise in Charity http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81348 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:21:49 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81348 […] Recently, I was able to attend a seminar where Dr. Chris Freiman presented one of the central ideas of his most recent book, Unequivocal Justice.  I haven’t gotten to read the book yet, but I plan to whenever my schedule loosens up a bit (and it’s gotten some rave reviews). […]

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By: Sean II http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81310 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81310 I endorse your comment because your main point is right: there’s nothing bizarre about the left being at odds with the liberal tradition, because they aren’t part of it and really haven’t been for 100 years. This callout won’t give them a moment’s pause.

But I disagree with your diagnosis of egalitarianism as the primary tumor. It can’t be that, because well…look how lefties behave. These are the least egalitarian people around, and they could hardly be more obvious about their ambition to become a confucian style overclass-by-examination. Hence why they love school so much.

Or to put it more bluntly: when they complain about “inequality caused by the market”, it’s the “market” they object to, not the “inequality”. They don’t even blink at forms of inequality created by credentialing, bureaucratic rank, etc. On the contrary they relish inequality when it’s created by a selection process they understand.

A better, simpler reason why the left persists in pushing behavioral asymmetry against all evidence is frank authoritarianism. They like stories with a leader, and they don’t much get stories where the protagonist is some sort of private action or spontaneous order. The The West Wing offers a nice glimpse into their way of thinking: nothing good ever happens except some boss decides it should, and the only question that really matters is which boss you get.

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By: Nkaplan http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81305 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:29:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81305 That is because they are not liberals, they are egalitarians. At best they are ‘liberal-egalitarians’, which is to say, egalitarians who are more squeamish than most socialists about the means actually required to achieve their (worthless) end of much greater equality of outcome. They are not – as they often describe themselves – ‘egalitarian liberals’, which is nothing more than a contradiction in terms.

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By: A. Alexander Minsky http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81303 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:37:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81303 Is there any religious faith in which angles are omniscient? In the Abrahamic tradition, only God is all knowing.

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By: Sean II http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81298 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:50:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81298 “For the Real World”, indeed.

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By: urstoff http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/chris-freimans-unequivocal-justice/#comment-81297 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:07:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11965#comment-81297 What a bargain at $140!

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