[Randex]Hayek would not have a bar of Howard


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It is absurd to accuse Hayek, as [Kevin] Rudd does, of saying that "any form of altruism is dangerous". He never said that and he never believed it. [....] He argued that altruism was an important instinct in days long past when, to survive, people had to co-operate in close, often family, networks. [....] Rudd's accusations are bizarre and serve no purpose. Perhaps he is confusing Hayek with Ayn Rand. There seems no other sensible explanation.

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It is absurd to accuse Hayek, as [Kevin] Rudd does, of saying that "any form of altruism is dangerous". He never said that and he never believed it. [....] He argued that altruism was an important instinct in days long past when, to survive, people had to co-operate in close, often family, networks. [....] Rudd's accusations are bizarre and serve no purpose. Perhaps he is confusing Hayek with Ayn Rand. There seems no other sensible explanation.

http://randex.org/index.php/weblog/hayek_w..._bar_of_howard/

Its also highly likely that Hayek confused Altruism with benevolence. But so does Kevin Rudd. And John Howard knows nothing about philosophy or ethics, he is purely a pragmatic political strategist.

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