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.

Don Brown
April 24, 2010

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