Party like it’s 1999

“Utilitarianism suggested that people do, and should do, nothing but maximize pleasure.”

— Gary Saul Morson, author, The disease of theory: “Crime & Punishment” at 150

Now, that is one sick puppy of a social ethic. Whenever some lunatic leader or government comes along in history and decides to try something new for the sake of the “greater good” so that the majority of the people can maximize their happiness and pleasure (… in other words, party like it’s 1999), inevitably someone’s gonna get screwed big time.

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