Episode 15: What’s the Harm?


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In this episode, we talk about the “Harm Principle.” This principle claims government should only prohibit actions that harm someone else, and it guides much of our political discussions. We talk about whether this principle is actually valid, with reference to – among other things – littering, polygamy, blasphemy, mask-wearing, and one very evocative example!

For more on the “harm principle”: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mill-moral-political/#HarPri

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