It took me a while to realize this is not satire

I usually don’t link to bad pieces, or enjoy criticizing them, but there is an exception to every rule.  Excerpt:

Rational choice philosophy thus promulgates a clear and compelling moral imperative: increase your wealth and power!

Today, institutions which help individuals do that (corporations, lobbyists) are flourishing; the others (public hospitals, schools) are basically left to rot. Business and law schools prosper; philosophy departments are threatened with closure.

Or this:

The neat causality of rational choice ontology, always at odds with quantum physics, was further jumbled by the environmental crisis, exposed by Rachel Carson’s 1962 book “The Silent Spring”…

The author is a professor of Germanic languages.

I agree with Reihan that the recent web critique of Nozick, which I will not link to, was just awful.  David Gordon should write a critique of it and send me the link.

We now return to your regularly scheduled programming.


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