Thursday, December 07, 2006

Kuznicki on eugenics

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published: jeudi 7 décembre 2006 10:43:28

Over at Positive Liberty, Jason Kuznicki responds to a commenter's claim that eugenics programs are the way of the future, letting countries like China surpass "eugenically-challenged nations". As Kuznicki points out, central planning has never made any country wealthier, and there's no reason the results of government-controlled reproduction should be any different:

It seems plain to me, at least, that if a central planning agency cannot plan an economy, still less can it plan the genetic makeup of the human species. Like an economy, a genome is a spontaneous order, which has the function of aggregating millions of frankly obscure and hard-to-quantify facts of reality. Before both the market and the genome, we must display a profound humility.

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