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Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

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Karl Popper

Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH FRS FBA was an Austro-British philosopher and professor at the London School of Economics.

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