excerpts from a Slashdot discussion on freedom

2005-07-23 at 10:40 (quotes)

Freedom is a problem because it allows people to act in manners contradictory to human welfare.

Privacy is a problem because it means society cannot hold a person accountable for his wrongdoings.

Conversely:

Totalitarianism is a problem because it allows people to act in manners contradictory to human welfare.

Lack of Privacy is a problem because it means the wrongdoings of society may be used to justify punishing an individual for his/her differences of opinion.

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