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The argument for collectivism is simple if false; it is an immediate
emotional argument. The argument for individualism is subtle and
sophisticated; it is an indirect rational argument.

Milton Friedman

Via Samizdata. Good one. That’s how I’ve always approached this core antagonism. Arguing for collectivism is the easiest thing in the world. It makes friends. Puppies love you.

You get laid a lot more — probably leading to the apparent contradiction that "individualists" are more prone to marriage than collectivists. But I’ve got no data immediately on hand.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

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