Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How freedom became tyranny

Interesting article in the Guardian applying the ideas of Isaiah Berlin's Two Concepts of Liberty to modern times. Berlin writes that there are two freedoms, positive freedom and negative freedom, "if the liberty of myself or my class or nation depends on the misery of a number of other human beings, the system which promotes this is unjust and immoral." In short freedom is not always good, the current generation of republicans view freedom as the solution to everything. However rather than further deregulation of finance I'd prefer to be free from exploitation and fraud.

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