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|Good government is a good balancing of these; and, except a keen eye and |
appetite for self-interest, requires no virtue in any quarter. To both parties it is
emphatically a machine: to the discontented ... the outcome of private virtue. -
James Finn - 1990 - 141 pages
|The governments of Brazil and Mexico, for instance, have been clever in |
imposing austerity at one time, then relaxing the rules when ... Some state-owned
firms that form part of the bloated public sector in Latin America have actually
been sold back into private hands. ... As a result, not a single Latin American
government has taken the advice of Fidel Castro to repudiate its debts. ...
Brazilians like to say, only partially in jest, that while a little debt is a bad thing, a
big debt is a good thing.
|Republican government must rest on virtue, but there are two sorts of virtue— |
private and public. Private virtue is the virtue of the soul; it is the moral virtue of a
good man. Public virtue, on the other hand, is the virtue of a good citizen.
|the standard of judgment has been a certain preconceived index of good |
government, for instance a certain division of ... into this latter error when he says,
" The ages of the greatest public spirit are not always most eminent for private
|Here the implied notion of “the political” entails seeking as wide a consensus as |
possible about what the public good actually might be, combined with a belief ...
to a Science,” citing the Roman Republic during the Punic Wars, “The ages of
greatest public spirit are not always most eminent for private virtue. Good laws
may beget order and moderation in the government, where the manners and
|Since general Christianity and the different churches were already viewed as a |
primary source of virtue, government need only ... declared that "religion, morality
and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of
mankind, ... But the assumption was that there would be a moral foundation for
republican government and that private religion ... are described as accepting the
decline in virtue and embracing the belief that the common good was but the
outcome of ...
|Philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers, in noting the absence of private charity in |
American culture, worries that good deeds have been given over to the "experts.
... peoples lives, or is the loss of private virtue — which manifests itself in good
deeds — the result of the federalization of charity? ... His feminist credentials are
intact, not because of his personal virtue and self-government but because of his
|Such virtue was not an abstraction, but the reality of everyday life, when virtue |
was actualized in good character. ... or there can be no republican government,
nor any real liberty; and this public passion must be superior to all private
|The central importance of ethics is a precondition for good government and a |
way to maintain or restore citizen confidence. • Private virtue is not necessarily
public virtue. This paradox distinguishes between personal morality and political
|Public virtue must be considered by all who are acquainted with the objects and |
end of good government, as a quality essentially necessary in the character of a
great statesman; and private virtue, I shall not hesitate to add, is the only source ...