Stephen Kinsella: How do you evaluate an emotional claim?

Governing is about making decisions. Sometimes those decisions are life and death

4th December, 2016

Ultimately, governing is choosing the best option for society given many competing alternatives and scarce resources. What is best for society might not be best for individual groups within society, however. When you are about to decide to harm a section of the population by action, or inaction, you need robust evidence. And how robust is that evidence? How do you evaluate an emotional claim?

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