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Whose Ideas? – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 5, 2018

I wonder whose idea it was to mount all those expensive lights, cameras and sensors I don’t want to pay for in bumpers?

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018/01/04/whose-ideas/

It’s been said that good ideas don’t require force – while bad ones rarely get traction without it. True enough. But how about a qualifier?

Whose ideas?

Yours? Mine?

There is a kind of tacitly agreed upon – or at least, rarely questioned – notion that we all agree on what constitutes a “good” idea. It’s the keystone of coercive collectivism, without which that ideology loses moral legitimacy.

But in fact, we don’t agree about what a “good” idea is. Millions of individual

A question:

Is there market demand for six air bags (and back-up cameras and tire pressure inflation sensors and anti-whiplash head restraints, etc.) in every new car?

Wouldn’t it be nice to find out?

Unfortunately  there’s no way to know, because the market – millions of individual people’s freely expressed determinations about what’s “good” – hasn’t been allowed to operate. Instead, a handful of people’s idea that air bags (and the rest of it) are “good” has been imposed on everyone else, on the false presumption that everyone agrees it is good to have six air bags – and many other such things – installed in every new car. This is taken as a kind of collectively agreed upon noggin nodding. That illusion must be maintained, in order for the coercion and collectivism behind it to have any semblance of moral legitimacy…

Be seeing you

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I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6

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