Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law. " Ayn Rand
On March 7, the Harvard Law School Project on Law and Mind Sciences is hosting the "Third Conference on Law and Mind Sciences: The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences." A careful look at the conference abstracts reveals it to be a direct attack not only on laissez-faire and individualism, but on the most fundamental concepts of economics and the ethics and sanity of those who accept economics as well.
It’s a sign of the success of economics that its critics find it necessary to try reducing a well-developed body of thought and research to a psychological "mindset," and an aberrant, immoral, and destructive one at that. But in the current climate of government growth without obvious bounds, it is also extremely dangerous.