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  1. Beltway Traffic Jam
    Fortunately, my commute merely has me briefly crossing Route 50, so I wasn’t delayed for an extra hour by bizarre police activity.The midweek linkfest: Dean Esmay explains how to get over like a fat rat. King of Fools likes the new $50s—an…

    Trackback by Outside the Beltway — Wednesday, June 30, 2004 @ 3:11 pm

  2. Common Good
    What exactly is it? Is it rounding up all HIV+ people and dumping them in a large quarantine camp? After all, with nobody with HIV the disease can’t spread. If you don’t have it this is clearly a benefit to you. Or how about rounding up people who eat …

    Trackback by Deinonychus antirrhopus — Wednesday, June 30, 2004 @ 4:59 pm

  3. Common Good
    What exactly is it? Is it rounding up all HIV+ people and dumping them in a large quarantine camp? After all, with nobody with HIV the disease can’t spread. If you don’t have it this is clearly a benefit to you. Or how about rounding up people who eat …

    Trackback by Deinonychus antirrhopus — Wednesday, June 30, 2004 @ 5:05 pm

  4. What is “The Common Good”?
    Who gets to define it? Thanks to the lidless eye, I have been led to a series of blog entries which center around the notion of “the common good”, spawned by a recent Hillary Clinton speech to wealthy supporters:”Many of you are well enough off that …..

    Trackback by dangerous liberty — Thursday, July 1, 2004 @ 10:11 pm

  5. I think the other distinction to be made here is that one of the chief things that makes one a D or an R today is one’s belief about which is more important to them (the common vs. the individual good), and government’s role in establishing the common good.

    Hillary and a large number of the Dems today seem to believe that the common good is the only good. That, if one becomes wealthy, one should be penalized and criticized for obvious greed.

    Of course, the flip side is that doing so undermines the very things that fuel economic growth and job creation in the first place. It is precisely this “greed” that causes the jobs to happen.

    Comment by Tom — Friday, July 2, 2004 @ 4:24 pm

  6. On HIllary and the Common Good
    I know I’m a bit late in dealing with this, but I’ve been stewing on it for about a week now, and I’m still having trouble seeing the point being made by the right about Hillary Clinton’s now-famous statement: “Many…

    Trackback by QandO — Wednesday, July 7, 2004 @ 7:43 am

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