Re: poly: Hayek and evolved morality

From: Damien R. Sullivan <>
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 16:29:54 PDT

I'm currently having a discussion on the common law; I"m defending it,
inspired by Posner and Hayek and Greg Burch. One participant said

'Common law examples that came before the population involved gained a
significant hold over nature leave me cold. If your crops can fail and
leave you starving because of some bad weather, who really gives a shit
about this tax versus that tax?

I was trying to argue that any effect the legal systems of the times you cite
had paled in comparison to the effect of nature, so people would not have
"cared as much."'

I feel this is bogus, but I don't really know enough law to defend coherently
as opposed to inspired parroting. Anyone here wish to take the time to
comment? I'd been describing the English common law of the past several

-xx- GCU Librarian Bound in Pale Leather X-)

Glossofacilia: A tendency to use very large words to explain very small
phenomena. Glossofacilia drives to complexify rather than simplify and
is the natural instinct of reactionaries to an age of change. -- Jim Taylor
Received on Tue Apr 21 23:50:38 1998

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