Bryan Caplan never fails to demonstrate why the philosophy of libertarians and other conservatives is ‘kick ’em when they’re down.’
If, on the other hand, you’re poor and powerless, standing up for yourself is normally disastrous. If you have little to offer, you have to rely on the goodwill of others. And one of the surest ways to make a bonfire of your accumulated goodwill is to embrace a bad attitude.
The tendency that advertises itself as the philosophy of self-interest is more accurately advertised as the philosophy of ‘know your place.’ Kochsuckers.