Steven Pinker observes on Twitter that “The US is not a typical affluent western democracy – we do worse in most measures of human flourishing. Guns, cars, drugs are major causes.

The philosopher in me begs to differ
Guns, cars, drugs are not causes, as they are inanimate entities that lack free-will: the choice to think.
A gun used to stop a rapist;
A car driven to a grocery store;
A drug used to fight infection;
– all promote human flourishing.
It is the actions of human beings, with their defining characteristic of free-will, that are the causes, for good or bad. – Mark Da Cunha

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