The “Social Darwinism” Canard

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 5, 2012

David Boaz explains why the charge of “social Darwinism” is less an argument, and more a slur. He also points us to this piece by the estimable Dan Mitchell, who reminds us that irrespective of the facts, one is only accused of social Darwinism if one is a Republican. Indeed, it would appear that no matter what the facts, if one is a Republican, and one advances an argument concerning economic policy, the charge of “social Darwinism” will be forthcoming.

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