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Comment by David Friedman on June 6th, 2022 at 3:27 pm

The website says
“Friedman says he is not an absolutist rights theorist but is also “not a utilitarian,” but believes that “utilitarian arguments are usually the best way to defend libertarian views”.

The quote omits words in the middle of the passage, hence is not a correct quote. The actual passage reads:
“I believe that utilitarian arguments, or consequentialist arguments more generally, are usually the best way to defend libertarian views.”

It isn’t a seriously misleading misquote, but it does miss the fact that I am proposing consequentialist arguments, not specifically utilitarian ones.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 8th, 2022 at 12:17 pm

Thank you, Dr. Friedman, for your comment. The text will be revised to include the complete quote. Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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