Sorry, I got busy yesterday and didn’t get a post up.
The title quota is an argument, along with its close relative “if we don’t do this, people will die” that gets crammed down our throats in order to pass some policy to either pick our pockets or restrict out freedoms. Don’t you want to save lives? How heartless can you be?
The problem, of course, is that they never talk about the cost. This is very much a “the seen vs. the unseen” situation. Like I brought up elsewhere, that’s a popular argument in the gun control debate. If banning guns just saves one life… However, what they don’t look at is how many lives banning guns would cost–the crime averted, that never happened, because a person was armed even if the gun was never fired.
When somebody makes a “security” or a “safety” proposal and someone objects…
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