- Jul 2, 2020
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the question is what is considered culturally or socially good. one man's heaven is another man's hell and even that frankly changes with the wind. 150 years ago the American dream was 40 acres and a mule. them 100 years ago, it was the huistle and bussle of hollywood and the new york strips. 50 years ago it was a brick house and green lawn in suburbia, now? people are desperate to become nomads.I think socialism and libertarianism can both be damaging to the extent that they promote the idea that government policy should be based in what is economically good, and not necessarily culturally or socially good. Maximizing average or national wealth isn't a good thing if it comes at a high cultural or social cost.
and even in terms of religion, remember when mega-preachers were talking about the evils of heavy metal and video games?