The Big Think

June 24, 2010

The Other Half

Filed under: Audio,Movies — jasony @ 3:58 pm

I just discovered SoundWorks– a cool website from the production teams behind the sound of many Summer blockbusters. Some really neat stuff there from the unsung half of the movies.


Filed under: Politics,Quoth — jasony @ 10:15 am

“[I]n…a system in which each is allowed to use his knowledge for his own purposes the concept of `social justice’ is necessarily empty and meaningless, because in it nobody’s will can determine the relative incomes of the different people, or prevent that they be partly dependent on accident. `Social justice’ can be given a meaning only in a directed or `command’ economy (such as an army) in which the individuals are ordered what to do; and any particular conception of `social justice’ could be realized only in such a centrally directed system. It presupposes that people are guided by specific directions and not by rules of just individual conduct. Indeed, no system of rules of just individual conduct, and therefore no free action of the individuals, could produce results satisfying any principle of distributive justice…In a free society in which the position of the different individuals and groups is not the result of anybody’s design–or could, within such a society, be altered in accordance with a generally applicable principle–the differences in reward simply cannot meaningfully be described as just or unjust.”

F.A. Hayek, >Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice (pp. 69-70)

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