Thursday, February 26, 2009

Comic: the common good

Politicians never grow tired of promising to further the "common good" or the "general welfare" in case they are being elected. However, there is no such thing as a "common good". My good may not be your good, so what is our common good? Indeed, what is the common good of millions of individual actors with different hopes, plans and resources? "Common good" or "national interest" means the well-being of politically connected insiders.

There's no other way to sustainably improve your own situation than to do it yourself - by acting in your own rational self-interest.

(source: CartoonStock)


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