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Single Idea 9129

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / A. Freedoms / 4. Free market]

Full Idea

I am entitled to buy any litre of water, but I am not entitled to buy every litre of water.

Gist of Idea

I can buy any litre of water, but not every litre of water


Roy Sorensen (Vagueness and Contradiction [2001], 6.3)

Book Reference

Sorensen,Roy: 'Vagueness and Contradiction' [OUP 2004], p.100

A Reaction

A decent social system must somehow draw a line between buying up all the water and buying up all the paintings of Vermeer. Even the latter seems wicked, but it is hard to pin down the reason.