Monday, November 16, 2009

quote of the day

This is a good one, from Eric "Postcapitalism" Schechter's FB note this morning:
But the libertarians are like the jesuits of the market fundamentalist movement. Do you remember the Jesuits? They were terribly good at logical arguments, but they also bore some of the responsibility for the Inquisition. Logic doesn't always get you the best answers. I'm actually the author of a textbook on mathematical logic, and so I can tell you this with great certainty: Logic merely shows you the consequences of your assumptions; it does nothing to help you choose your assumptions.

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