View Poll Results: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation

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  • To protect against any and all harm

    7 26.92%
  • To ensure equal and fair outcomes

    6 23.08%
  • To prevent unjust enrichment

    7 26.92%
  • To set boundaries of individual conduct

    8 30.77%
  • To prudently conserve public resources

    11 42.31%
  • To provide orderly protections of individual rights

    25 96.15%
  • To maintain social order

    11 42.31%
  • To maintain social justice

    10 38.46%
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Thread: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation?

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    Re: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'm surprised that only two people voted for "To prevent unjust enrichment" which is essentially laws to protect against fraud based activities.
    Essentially, the others disagreed.

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    Re: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Essentially, the others disagreed.
    Or didn't see it that way. However, unjust enrichment is gaining wealth through unjust methods. Unjust methods are those which are dishonest, faithless and fraudulent.

    It is the government's job to stop unjust enrichment like ponzi schemes or are the bare minimum require sufficient disclosure for reasonable people to know what they are getting into.
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    Re: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation?

    I felt that fraud was adequately covered by other categories, most especially "individual conduct", "social order", and "social justice".

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    Re: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I felt that fraud was adequately covered by other categories, most especially "individual conduct", "social order", and "social justice".
    Perhaps, but individual conduct isn't quite applicable on a corporate level. And quite frankly, I have no idea what social order and justice actually mean. That could include and exclude quite a bit.
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    Re: What is an acceptable reason for government regulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'm surprised that only two people voted for "To prevent unjust enrichment" which is essentially laws to protect against fraud based activities.
    Well, it's interesting how we all interpret what we read with our own particular biases. When I read 'unjust enrichment' I didn't understand it to mean fraud. I understood it to mean unfair or inequitable, which are equally valid meanings of unjust.

    Unjust - Synonyms:
    1. inequitable, partial, unfair, prejudiced, biased; undeserved, unmerited, unjustifiable.


    I didn't respond to the poll in large part because of these ambiguities. If the question had been do you support laws against fraud I'd immediately have clicked yes.

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