Misapplication of principles to oppose social innovation

Other Names:
Abusive appeals to values
Every public health measure, from clean water, to immunization and the introduction of the breath testing for alcohol, has been fought in the name of liberty, before being recognized as a useful or necessary aid to public health. Frequently the opposition has come from those with a pecuniary interest in maintaining the status quo, but also from those who oppose any implication that their lifestyles are deficient in any way.
Reduced By:
Value erosion
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
21.02.1997 – 00:00 CET