As things get less rational, people become less kind. As people become less kind to one another, the calls for mandated or obligatory “empathy” become more shrill. As mandated empathy becomes more prevalent, the scope and authority of government grows. “People are selfish. They won’t wear masks. So we’re going to MAKE them wear masks.” […]

As Reason Goes, Generosity and Benevolence Go With It — THE ARTFUL DILETTANTE