Friday, August 29, 2014

The Logic of Prohibition, Dragonslaying Edition

via Rachel Davison, a cautionary fairy tale for Serious Men who Believe they Inhabit a Land of Unicorns.

In this case, the unicorn is the fanciful idea that merely because the sovereign so wills it, motivated humans with wills of their own will gladly refrain from pursuing their own happiness, however defined.

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Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?