Many a louse parades his exquisite capacity for compassion, and I have taken my turn among the louses.  So you will understand that I am not boasting of my virtue when I remark that ever since coming of age I have been acutely uneasy about social wrongs.

When I was young and leftist, however, my attention was taken mostly by sins of omission, especially the neglect of the poor.  As I have grown older I have become much more painfully aware of sins of commission, especially hurting the poor in the name of helping them.  God have mercy on us all.

Tomorrow:  Moral Problems, Technological Solutions