Thursday, December 08, 2011
To channel an old boss, fairness is like motherhood. Who could possibly be against it? I'm certainly all for fairness in society; my problem (as I have said before) has to do with the answers to two questions:
- Who gets to decide what's "fair"?
- Why do those people get to make that decision?
The editorial board at Investors Business Daily has a similar take: "The problem is that fairness, just like hope and change, can mean anything anyone wants it to." (H/T Professor Reynolds)
I'm getting a bad feeling that Obama is messing with those immutable laws.