Sixth, a special case of the above is that it is often normal for peopleto believe that the status quo and traditional practices are what is morallyright. It often is very difficult, especially for those who benefit fromcurrent practice, to notice or see there is something wrong with it, letalone agree with that assessment. Hence, they tend to see efforts for reformas unnecessary, destructive of a well-functioning system and social order,or even morally wrong. It is one view of law that it tends to favor existingpower structures and relationships, not necessarily or not only throughsome sort of Machiavellian attempt to maintain power through evil means,but because existing systems seem to work well (enough) and because theyseem psychologically to be normal and reasonable, especially to those inpower.


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