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Professor says we don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth

Nick French, a philosophy instructor at the University of California-Berkeley, is teaching a summer course titled “Individual Morality and Social Justice,” in which he argues that wealthy people are inherently immoral, no matter what they do with their money.  They are evil even if they donate much of their wealth to worthy causes.

French, in a recent Jacobin Magazine op-ed, argued that people should “dispossess the benevolent rich of their ill-gotten gains.”  You can’t make this up.  Jacobins were members of a “democratic” club established in Paris in 1789.  They were the most radical and ruthless of the political groups formed in the aftermath of the French Revolution, carrying out the Terror of 1793–1794.  They “dispossessed” France’s rich of their money…and their heads.  Now some academic clown named French wants to see history repeated in today’s America.  The Jacobin also states that French is a member of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America.  Well, blow me down.

The first half of French’s course is dedicated to addressing “how individuals ought to live,” a topic near and dear to leftists’ hearts.  Then students will be expected to analyze “the justice of social arrangements.”  […]

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