1905 Born St. Petersburg, Russia (Rosenbaum)
1921 U of Petrograd. Social pedagogy (introducedto Plato, Aristotle & Nietzsche)
1925 Emigrates to USA (Chicago & thenHollywood where she works as
1940 New York, campaigns for W.
. Hayek, The Mirage of Social Justice
(1) Critic Benthams utilitarianism . argument from ignorance
Bentham presupposes that all the particular individual effects of any one
action can be known by the acting person. Pursued to its logical conclusion
Sandel . recognizes that self-ownership
[Locke] is attractive idea .
women own their bodies . state should not ban contraceptives or abortion
adults are free to choose sexual partners . state should not punish adultery,
Premises of principle of voluntary taxation .
not owner of peoples income
the constitution to limit government services . cannot be expanded arbitrarily
servant of the people, not a benefactor . an agent who must be paid for his
Markets & Morals
An casino paid a Utah woman, Kari Smith, who needed money for sons
education, $10,000 for tatoo of its website on her forehead
Project Prevention, a charity, pays women with drug or alcohol
addictions $300 cash to get sterilized or un
Tom Flanagan, Persona Non Grata (2014)
The more I read, the more I became enmoured of 18th & 19th century
classical liberalism, especially as interpreted by Austrian economist
Friedrich Hayek. I came to Washington as a confused seeker
& left as as a con
Transition to libertarianism
. Mills liberal legacy .
sovereignty of individual
walls of protection for individuals . enclaves or sanctuaries of freedom
Lessons for liberals .
(a) Tolerant state . respects freedom of conscience & religious practices
. Problems with patterned distribution .
liberty upsets patterns
interventions on free market violate rights of individuals
What is wrong with redistribution?
Jordan owns himself . owns his labour
owner of labour . entitled to its fruits
. (2) Utilitarianism (& 2nd objection) .
no qualitative scale of value
higher pleasures . quantitatively stronger & longer . The quantity of pleasure being equal, push-pin is as good as poetry (52)
merit of Benthams utilitari