Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where Would a Do-Gooder Do the Most Good if a Do-Gooder Could Do Good?

This is a question that I have been asking myself on and off for my entire adult life. Alex Tabarrok asks the question (originally posed by one of his readers) on his blog. The answers from the various commenters are interesting and for the most part refreshingly free of cant.

This strikes me as the right kind of question do-gooders and would-be do-gooders should be asking themselves, even if it is impossible to come up with the correct answer in a reasonable amount of time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess the good guy would win, same as always. Or if they were both good guys, then the gooder good guy would win.

Wait, that didn't really answer your question, did it?

It's an important topic indeed. I really like the approach of the Copenhagen Consensus in thinking about this on a macro level.


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