“Yes we can!”
No, you can’t:
- Liberals – You can’t end poverty with government.
- Conservatives – You can’t defeat evil using the law.
- Libertarians – You can’t adequately build a defense of liberty on the basis of “moral axioms.”
Stop the system building. Stop the simplistic analysis. Let pluralism and trade-offs in the door, and admit that this will never be — politically or otherwise — the best of all possible worlds.