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May 17, 2007

Comment of the Day

by Robert

The comment thread can be (and sometimes actually is) an excellent vehicle for reasoned discussion. It can also be a great way to disabuse well-meaning ideologues of their naïve, utopian sense of “social

justice”.

A classic example of the latter comes in the form of an exchange on a recent Julian Sanchez post, which is a response to this gem from Ezra Klein.

Christopher M. suggests that:

The idea that it's reasonable alturnative for prednisone to spend only

two weeks per year not working, from age 22 to age 65 or so, is one of those notions that just seems so utterly bizarre to me that I literally can't understand how

people just accept it.

Brian Moore’s retort:

The only notion more bizarre would be assuming that your preferences are the universal truth, and should be applied by force to everyone else through the application of mandatory vacation time.

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  1. How bizarre to accept the notion that you spend your years between 22-65 doing something that you would want to take long vacations from.

    Comment by Kaligula — May 18, 2007 @ 4:10 am

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