Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paul Cantor on South Park

Paul Cantor on South Park.

Ever wonder why egalitarians tend to lose their sense of humor? "To laugh at people is to feel superior to them." In other words, humor is anti-egalitarian. More, it is outright judgmental.

Cantor also sums up the difference between economic exchange and poltical exchange quite concisely:

"Politics is a zero-sum, winner-take-all game in which one business triumphs only by using government power to eliminate a rival; but in the voluntary exchanges that a free market makes possible, all parties benefit from a transaction."

Cantor does a great job of demonstrating how good literary analysis should be done.

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