Ilya Somin's strongest point, of course is this: Where's the harm? Compare the two states of the world, one where sales are allowed and the other where they are prohibited. Who is better off under prohibition? To favor prohibition you have to answer "the society," since no individual is better off.He of course neglects the correct answer: The individuals in government, and those who feel they are voting compassionately. Regardless...this explains methodological individualism rather well...
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Sunday, November 6, 2011
Methodological Individualism explained
Mike Munger on Ilya Somin on Selling Kidneys: