A Moralist Or A Libertarian?

Who but a bluenose or a puritan would abscond with free will?

Certainly not a libertarian, or a Joseph Conrad, who sees the human spirit as real, explores the human psyche and speaks through story to the world.

Who but an Immanuel Kant, would restrict morality to a system or an Aristotelian, who approaches practical reasoning, based on the notion of reason.

What is good and bad today?

Is the ‘will’ real?

Are we accountable for our feelings?

Whereas, cultural norms almost universally prohibit incestuous relationships.

The degree of ‘appropriate feelings’ seem to becoming regulated by groups like sociological based think tanks and government justice departments.

The increase of population, technology and the decrease of available resources like land and precious metals are separating the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’.

I still believe in the ‘good life’ and that requires individuals to live better lives for themselves and those they care about in our society.

Let’s find a healthier balance, before we make too many rules.

Externals

 

A spectrum of possible outcomes exist in reality,

Not to put too fine a point on it, ‘we live a little and die a little’…

Like Hailie’s Comet, the cycle may only come around in along time

Or like some moths, a life cycle may be a few day.

To live a life worth living, most of us put limits on what we do,

A happy medium is usually the rule of thumb.

Society is complex, and what is good for society is the rule,

But what is good for the individual does not always align with society,

Currently there are many outcomes that fall short of the individual but bode well for society.

Education is the key to making a informed decision:

Officials have unveiled a new proposal that will help fund plans to implement universal basic income across the country.

As more and more jobs are threatened by robots, officials have come up with a plan to eventually introduce universal basic income – which is basically a minimum salary that will be paid to all it’s citizens. Though it seems like a great idea, it will be expensive. How expensive? At least $43 billion.

To pay for it, early this week it was announced that online casinos would be permitted to operate. It’s expected that tax revenues collected from these online casinos and those from marijuana will be enough to pay for its plans to implement universal basic income.

“We have decided to permit online gambling and allow a few licensed and regulated casinos who have been determined to be legitimate and real. The taxation structure will be similar to how existing lottery systems operate, except this will be on a bigger level.

When questioned as to what would happen with tax revenues in the meantime, they said “these tax revenues will go towards funding various pension plans, and later, these two will be replaced with a universal income system.”

After the announcement was made, it was said that only a few online casinos are permitted to operate in the country, with Grand Mondial receiving the first license “because they helped draft legislation, and have been reviewed and examined to be fully compliant and legitimate.”

The above was taken from a CBC News Canada By MICHAEL FORER 17 November, 2018