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Economic Freedom

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  1. >The crucial reason history has worked out so badly... I wasn't aware that history has worked out so badly. Not even sure what that statement means.
  2. In "Descent of Man", Darwin claimed that human morality evolved in the same way that biological organisms presumably evolved: by the two-pronged mechanism of 1) random mutation, sifted by means of 2) natural selection. It's a strictly non-rational viewpoint: random mutation = stochastic event (i.e., chance); natural selection = deterministic event. Teleology – goal-oriented approach – has no part in Darwin's view of human morality. It should be pointed out that this view was also held and extended by later adherents of Darwin's.
  3. *** Split from Objectivists are working to save the world from tyranny--isn't that altruism? *** I got the interpretation from Aristotle himself by actually reading his treatise on politics; viz.: https://historyofeconomicthought.mcmaster.ca/aristotle/Politics.pdf Page 8, Part V "But is there any one thus intended by nature to be a slave, and for whom such a condition is expedient and right, or rather is not all slavery a violation of nature? There is no difficulty in answering this question, on grounds both of reason and of fact. For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only necessary, but expedient; from the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule." Aristotle is quite clear on the matter.
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