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Friday, September 15, 2006

There's no such thing as 'people's will'

Don Boudreaux writes in Cafe Hayek:
There is much more myth than reality in the notion of a people's will. I have a will. You have a will. George Bush has a will, as do Howard Dean and Howard Stern. Society has no will. To suppose that it does is grossly inappropriate anthropomorphism.
Bang on. As I'd written in the second half of this post, those who commit such anthropomorphisms with terms such as 'society' and 'nation' and 'community' are actually laying the ground for imposing their will on others. Not the people's will.
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