Monday, January 09, 2012

Government: The redistributionist behemoth - The Washington Post

Government: The redistributionist behemoth - The Washington Post:

Read all of Will's column above, but it's odd UU's so accustomed to discerning the power in human relations, overlook this whopper.
Liberals have a rendezvous with regret. Their largest achievement is today’s redistributionist government. But such government is inherently regressive: It tends to distribute power and money to the strong, including itself.

Government becomes big by having big ambitions for supplanting markets as society’s primary allocator of wealth and opportunity. Therefore it becomes a magnet for factions muscular enough, in money or numbers or both, to bend government to their advantage.

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