The Year We Found Out Everything We Thought We Knew About the World Was Wrong

Umair Haque, Eudaimonia, Medium, Dec 22, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

To my mind, this is the same argument I've been having with David Wiley. "The necessity to buy back the basics of life that citizenship should entail from the highest bidder, while selling one’s self to the lowest bidder, is not really much freedom at all, compared to the simple, humble, gentle right, ability, capacity, to live a sane, healthy, happy, and full life, that hurts no one, and lifts up everyone." Turning what ought to be social goods into capital goods is a fundamental error.

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