Saint Augustine was a Hedonist be fore he converted to Christianity and his reputed words “Love and do what you like.” I take this to mean that if you love (in the “agape’ sense of the word) you cannot do harm to anyone. Siddartha Guatama (if I have spelled his name correctly) the founder of Bhuddism was an Indian prince who also lived a hedonistic…
We have a ramshackle, Heath-Robinson contraption that is the machinery of governmen; as is the economic system.
What is needed is an integrated system of government society and the economy that has as its output a society that is based on freedom, reciprocal justice and security.
In my view, Big Business rules. Therefore to stop fracking, ask the big brewery companies for their scientific analysis about the risk of polution of the water able on their beers. What would be cost of being sued by beer consumers as a result of drinking beer mde with contaminated water?