Utilitarian?

Tyler Cowen shows his disapproval of the Kelo decision with a post titled:

No, I cannot be a pure utilitarian

I'm not any kind of utilitarian, but from what I see, the ruling merely enshrined policy that turned a more free market of buying and selling property into a more political market for buying and selling property. Instead of buying from the owners of the property, the buyers now buy influence from local politicians. I'm betting they get a discount compared to before the ruling. This political market will benefit the politically well-connected. I don't see how a utilitarian outcome - by any standard - can come out of this.

By the way, I gotta give credit to Tyler. You gotta have balls (more than the Supremes) for proposing that the Spurs might be the greatest team in history two games into a seven game series. :razz:

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I don’t see how a

I don’t see how a utilitarian outcome - by any standard - can come out of this.

Why not by the standard they've explicitly used, that of tax revenues?

By the way, if you're not a

By the way, if you're not a utilitarian what are you? A natural-rights libertarian?

Speaking of "-ianisms", did

Speaking of "-ianisms", did anybody else notice that "Libertarianism" is today's featured article on Wikipedia?