“if there is a God, chaos and death will appear among it’s
attributes, if God doesn’t exist, it changes nothing, for chaos and
death will be self-sufficient until the end of doesn’t matter
what it’s praised, we are all victims of caducity and dissolution, it
doesn’t matter what is adored because this can’t help in avoiding
anything, the good and the bad have only one common destiny, a common
abyss which hosts saints and monsters, the idea of right and wrong is
nothing but a delirium, at which we cling for convenience.” (Handbook of Chaos)
This is not a “fundamental result” of economics – rather it is an intellectually dishonest and shameful attempt to dress Dr. Mulligan’s political and social biases in psuedoscience. Dr. Mulligan states without any supporting evidence that “unemployment benefits and mortgage modifications” are “wastefully spent” and that they “destroy incentives to work.” Dr. Mulligan’s statement suffers from the formal logical fallacy of begging the question. It is far from clear that either mortgage modifications or unemployment benefits are either wasteful or destroy incentives to work. To the contrary it is generally accepted that mortgage modifications benefit both borrowers and lenders (since they avoid the wasteful costs of foreclosure). Likewise unemployment benefits allow people to make costly investments in education and idustry and work specific learning since they know there is a backstop should they become unemployed by unforseeable employer or industry problems. Thus unemployment benefits incentivize both work and profductive investments by people.
It’s a shame really, U of Chicago’s economics department once produced actual intellectual value rather than Republican talking points.
Five criticisms of the protesters are constantly raised. They are (1) "If you haven't seen the movie, how do you know it's bad?"; (2) "It's fiction, just a story, so don't get upset if it doesn't stick with the Bible;" (3) "The Bible says Jesus was tempted, and that's all this movie is trying to show;" (4) "Don't get upset about the sex scene with Mary Magdalene. It's only a dream temptation, and he doesn't really do it;" and (5) "You Christians are so narrow-minded and bigoted you want to censor free speech."