Ken Schoolland, President of Liberty International, talked about the Ethics of Liberty. He asked 3 questions generally speaking:

  • Do you trust the campaign promises of politicians?
  • Is an honest politician more likely to win an election than a dishonest politician?
  • Are the moral standards of politicians higher than my own moral standards?

Professor Schoolland said that most people answer the above questions, “No!”
But most people answer the next question very differently:

  • Generally speaking, do you trust that the government will do good and necessary things for the country?

Professor Schoolland said that most people answer this question, “Yes!”
Why is that? Why do people distrust individual politicians, but when politicians are grouped collectively, people tend to trust more?
Ken Schoolland talks about this, and many other issues related to his talked titled, “The Ethics of Liberty”.