Noel Pearson in praise of self interest

Just another quick link. This time it is an article from The Australian.

For example, self-interest, which is the concomitant of choice, is still considered anathema to Aboriginal policy specifically, and policies aimed at tackling poverty and disadvantage and securing what is now called “social inclusion” generally.

Leaders and governments still pursue policies aimed at achieving social change and development without factoring in the primary motor of change according to liberal insight, which is self-interest.

 

Also interesting is,

There is no basis for society to place conditions on privately earned income. But social income support is different. It is part of our social contract, and the contract should be conditional.

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2 Responses to “Noel Pearson in praise of self interest”

  1. Tomboktu Says:

    There is no basis for society to place conditions on privately earned income.

    I wonder what Mr Pearson’s views are on what contitutes “privately earned”. Would he like “Jack and Jill Make a Deal” by Daniel M. Hausman?

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