Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Our discussion focused around Mills' Harm Principle. The Harm Principle says the actions of individuals should only be limited to prevent harm to other individuals (Or simply, "if it doesn't hurt anyone but me, I should be able to do it"). We then talked about how most actions of people somehow can be shown to affect others in some way or another. We talked about personal health (especially in regards to food: portion, quality, cost, etc.) affecting everyone by poor health causing higher cost for health insurance. So should government have a say in how we eat? What we eat? Should we allow the government to take a paternalistic role over our lives, or should we be left to make our own discisons? What do you think?