Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Monday, October 15, 2007 :::
I assume this particular human irrationality - punishing others for violating norms, even at expense to ourselves - is part of what allows us to form large, complex societies while the chimps stick to their tribes. Which species wins that point is left as an exercise for the reader.