The Road to Serfdom: How Increasing Government Power threatens Freedom

From An Op-Ed by John Stossel

Great piece.

"At the beginning of "The Road to Serfdom," Hayek acknowledges that mere
material wealth is not all that's at stake when the government controls our
lives: "The most important a psychological change, an alteration in
the character of the people."

"This shouldn't be controversial. If government relieves us of the
responsibility of living by bailing us out, character will atrophy. The welfare
state, however good its intentions of creating material equality, can't help but
make us dependent. That changes the psychology of society."

Just how dependent our "we" on government?

"According to the Tax Foundation, 60 percent of the population now gets more in
government benefits than it pays in taxes. What does it say about a society in
which more than half the people live at the expense of the rest? Worse, the
dependent class is growing. The 60 percent will soon be 70 percent."

We've become a society of leeches and parasites. Class warfare rules the day. Truly, truly sad to see.

Down with Big Brother!


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