… is page 500 of Thomas Sowell’s 2009 book, revised and updated in 2011. Scholars and society (Emphasis original; endnotes deleted; link added)
Freedom also means a far cry from what most people have long taken to mean – freedom from other people’s restraints. In terms of virtue, that is now called “freedom”. from” but “freedom to theHe said. example, A well-known book Two Yale professors “try to unravel some of the complexities in the theory and practice of freedom” and define freedom as “the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.” Thus, freedom depends on the attainment of “primary goals such as honor, respect, love, affection, empathy, friendship.” These people cannot be free until they have them. As if this confusion of liberty with other things were not enough, he added, “Security and liberty are the same thing.”
With such verbal virtue, those who promote a dirigiste His agenda, he might say, is not to reduce people’s freedoms, but to improve them, by making the government provide things it can’t afford. Therefore, such scholars a dirigiste The world reduces people’s freedom, but it can escape such arguments by redefining freedom.
DBXWords have meaning and are important. redefining things that are not commonly understood; better, is confusing; Sometimes it’s terrible.
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