Saturday, April 24, 2010
A Free Education
Courtesy of Professor Reich.
Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination, the Economy, and What I Advised the Senate in 2005
”A central moral choice, then, is whether America should seek to reverse this trend. Those who view our society as a group of self-seeking individuals for whom government’s major purpose is to protect their property and ensure their freedom of contract would probably say no. Those who view us as a national community of with responsibilities to promote the well-being of one another would likely say yes. Is the well-being of our society the sum of our individual goods, or is there a common good that must be addressed? The answer will shape the American economy and society of the twenty-first century. “
Yes, it is deep. Governing isn’t easy. Very few things in life worth doing are. Read it. Learn. Think. It will make you a better citizen. And a better person.
April 24, 2010