It’s For Your Own Good! -- John Stuart Mill's harm principle holds that the state should only use power against an individual to prevent him from harming others — not from harming himself. Mill assumes that the individual is the best judge of his own interests. But behavioural science says otherwise: that individuals are bad judges of means, if not ends. Does this justify paternalism?
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Wilhelm von Humboldt in his study at Tegel Castle, ca.1830 | In 1791-92 he wrote "On the Limits of State Action", one of the boldest defences of the liberties of the Enlightenment. It influenced John Stuart Mill's essay "On Liberty" through which von Humboldt's ideas became known in the English-speaking world. Humboldt outlined an early version of what Mill would later call the "harm principle".
Ahimsa: non-harming, compassion. In order not to harm others we must first develop compassion. “The true expression of non-violence is compassion. Compassion compels us to reach out to all living beings,” – HH The Dalai Lama. If we have compassion and can
AMA Says McConnell's Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Principle
The American Medical Association Monday blasted the Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, saying its rollback of Medicaid and skimpier benefits are sure to raise costs for more than those losing coverage.