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Common good

I suggest that many libertarians would object to the phrase "bringing about the common good" to define their intentions. It might be gracefully reworded as "benefiting all individuals", which I propose to do. Both phrases somewhat reflect a point of view; a statement of libertarian intentions should probably use their point of view. --T. J. Frazier 14:11, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

How do you feel about enlightened self-interest? Is that too specifically Randian? Howard C. Berkowitz 16:41, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I would have no objection, but maybe I'm too Randian to be sensitive on the subject. They would surely approve of a well-defined term like that. My objection is to foggy terms like "common good" and "social justice": everybody thinks they know what it means, but all their conceptions are different. But I don't see how you propose to use the phrase. --T. J. Frazier 18:36, 27 August 2010 (UTC)