Thank you for your letter of December 4 inviting me to Contribute. Unfortunately my backlog of unfinished obligations poses
a moral imperetive [sic] that I cannot ignore, and I ask your forbearance; as I must decline!
I do wonder whether formal regulation can make any further contribution to the compassionate minds of the problem.
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Please let me add the general caution that enforcement bureaucracies develop a life of their own. The best intentioned schemes
for imposing normative values on others' behavior often have unintended ramifying consequences.
Perhaps the publishers will permit you to reprint the enclosed.