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Will Wikinson says:

Yet I hear again and again that, since the state should not be in the business of marriage, one should not, as a libertarian, have an opinion about how this business is to be carried out. Increasingly, I find this an obnoxious and shameful form of moral recusal. One cannot use an ideological image of perfect justice to excuse or ignore an obvious injustice within the actual imperfect system. That these injustices could not arise within one’s vision of the best society does not mean that they have not in fact arisen. That a debate would not occur in an ideal world does not mean that it is not occuring or that nothing morally hangs on its conclusion. To decide to sit out the debate, with an eye on utopia, is not a way to keep one’s hands clean.

I agree.

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From an article in the SFgate:

Bill Clinton spent his time in the White House working with Republicans to champion trade, telecommunications and financial deregulation – destructive policies specifically crafted to boost corporate profits at the expense of ordinary workers.

Reminds me of the time when the Left Front government in West Bengal tried to ban computers on the grounds they would hurt workers.

Sometimes it is fun to read lefty opeds and wonder how they got there.

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