Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Horwitz challenge

At EconLog Bryan Caplan puts forward what he calls The Horwitz Challenge.
On Facebook, Steve Horwitz writes:
The next time you're engaged in a political discussion with someone who has very strong views different from your own, ask them if they can name two famous thinkers or politicians whose politics are opposed to theirs who they also think are very smart and genuinely concerned with making the world a better place. If they can't, it's not clear they are able to grant the good faith such discussions should have.
For me John E. Roemer and Jon Elster. What about yours?


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Brad Taylor said...

Your choices are good. I'll go Cass Sunstein and Francis Fukuyama. Philippe Van Parijs, Brian Barry, and Peter Singer also jump to mind.