Monday, July 30, 2007

Victims as Experts

There is a post at Why Don't You Blog entitled Victims Are Not Experts that identifies just the type of common moral fallacy that I like to bring people's attention to.

Being the victim of a crime (or knowing somebody who was the victim of a crime) does not give one insight into the type of system that best fights that type of crime, or on how to create a system that does not cause more problems than it solves.

1 comment:

TW said...

Thanks for linking to my post. This crazy idea that people have authority as a result of suffering amazes me on a daily basis.

It really does choke me how much the mainstream media play on though. Watching the TV news I regularly get the urge to put my foot through the screen!!! :-)