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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 October 2008 01:07AM

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Comment author: Larks 27 September 2010 07:18:34AM 9 points [-]

So, I always found one thing strange about the comments in this article - that no-one even considered a 'Traditional Socialist Values' post.

So I, no fan of socialism, did.

Comment author: [deleted] 27 September 2010 12:16:45PM 6 points [-]

These are pretty good and it's a good exercise.

I would also add (being friends with some self-described socialists) that solidarity is a traditional socialist value. "It's easy to offer an "opportunity" that in practice goes to a few; the hard and serious task is to ensure the means of flourishing to all."

The folks who created Drinking Liberally summarized liberalism (in the U.S. sense of center-left) as follows: "It is better to live for others than only for yourself." I liked that because I think that's probably the best, most succinct statement of a core liberal value; and it's so stated that it could either be the ideal that drives someone's life, or the opposite of the ideal that drives someone's life.

Comment author: Larks 27 September 2010 07:00:06PM 2 points [-]

Thanks, and added