THE BRITAIN HAYEK FORESAW

“The most important change which extensive government control produces is a psychological change, an alteration in the character of the people.”

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  1. Richard Ebeling says:

    Here is a relevant quote from F. A. Hayek:

    “A society in which everyone is organized as a member of some group to force government to help him get what he wants is self-destructive. There is no way form preventing some from feeling that they have been treated unjustly — that feeling is bound to be wide spread in any social order — but arrangements which enable groups of disgruntled people to extort satisfaction of their claims — or in the recognition of an ‘entitlement’, to use the new-fangled phrase — make any society unmanageable.”

    From, ‘Socialism and Science,’ (1976), reprinted in “New Studies of Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and the History of Ideas” (1978).

    Richard Ebeling

  2. Greg Ransom says:

    Excellent quote.

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