michael kinsley opines on making millionaires of the families of 9/11 victims, and ties it to a notion of how social justice, in the united states, is coming (haphazardly and expensively) in the courtroom instead of from the legislative and executive branches. priceless quote: “We are too concerned about justice in specific situations and not concerned enough about justice in general. That makes justice highly arbitrary and dependent more on publicity than on morally relevant factors.” (i also like the phrase “competitive victimhood”.)

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