recommendation

sat

Senior Member
Greek, Greece
Here is a problem I have with the word "recommendation" in the following context.

Is there a recommendation for any voluntary exchange between persons? Plainly not. No recommendations at all attaches to your voluntarily giving me the gun you know will be used by me to shoot my wife. What recommendation attaches to a voluntary sale that will deprive a peasant village of the jobs that were its only means of support until now?

I wonder if "recommendation" in this particular context could stand for "assurance" or "guarantee". Do I understand it correctly?
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    It looks to me to be an argument against that the concept that any (and all) voluntary exchange between persons is recommendable. It then goes on to state two examples of voluntary exchanges that would not be recommendable (supposedly by the author).
     
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