Monday, March 24, 2014

As Good As It Gets

Still think that peanut butter and chocolate are the best combination you can possibly imagine? How about a Prager University course hosted by the ever so witty and wise Jonah Goldberg? Now that would be an unbeatable pairing. And it is with this new course on “social justice” featuring the aforementioned Mr. Goldberg.

In this week's video, author and columnist Jonah Goldberg tells you how to stump your left-wing friends: Ask them to define the term "social justice." That should be easy, right? After all, the term is everywhere: on websites and college campuses, in the mission statements of businesses and charities, and in United Nations reports.

As Mr. Goldberg explains, there is an Alice-in-Wonderland quality to the term "social justice": It means whatever its champions want it to mean. But there is one core idea that is always at the heart of social justice -- an idea that is so destructive and dangerous that the Nobel-prize winning economist F.A. Hayek wanted to dedicate the last years of his life making the term "social justice" shameful.

It truly doesn’t get any better.