Deflating Bragging Looters
Webcast Q&A: 19 June 2011, Question 5
I answered a question on deflating bragging looters on 19 June 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
What is the best way to handle "proud" looters? What is the safest and most effective way to deal with the people who ignorantly brag about the fact that they are free-loaders on others, including using government programs and "public" funds?
My Answer, In Brief: Instead of expressing anger at scammers, I recommend cold and pointed disapproval.
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