'Liberals' Aren't Liberal

Have you read Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom?  It is the little book that became a surprise bestseller and inspired Reagan and Thatcher.  In it, Hayek demonstrated that allowing the government to acquire increased control over the economy would inevitably lead to the loss of liberty. Over at The Federalist, Robert Tracinski, without mentioning Hayek, makes Hayek’s argument in a few hundred well-chosen words.  …the power to control our economic lives contains within it the power to control everything else. Why does [a liberal] presume that the government has the right to force the Hitching Post in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, to perform gay weddings? Because it is a business rather than a non-profit organization. In the worldview of the so-called liberal, to engage in commerce is to deliver yourself bound hand-and-foot to the state. [snip] All aspects of human life find an expression in commerce, so if you regulate that, you regulate...(Read Full Post)

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