Morality, Rhetoric, and Politics
By Arnold Kling
Still, as long as there are people who cannot resist the appeal of morality on the cheap, the political process will continue to serve up cheap morality. And the result will continue to be neither moral nor cheap.
I think that the rhetoric of morality gets perverted when applied to politics. Your motives for redistributing your own money can be described in terms of morality. When you are talking about redistributing other people’s money, your moral rhetoric should be more restrained.