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Man is not governed by reason

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Submitted by LBF (United States), Aug 1, 2018 at 10:16

My experience and readings have allowed me to easily reject man as a reasoned being or in economics a prudent calculating being. Rather it has shown me that man is short-sighted, lazy, a brutish slave to their self-interests, and wholly flawed in our choice making. Lastly, their is no single utopia - but a singular one for every human being. Thus, we function best allowed to find our own way within a framework of rights tied to responsibilities. Rights untied from responsibilities begets a "liberal" population of resentful victims.

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