Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Winning Freedom Requires Radical Solutions

Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob,

I have a new article on the news and commentary website, "EpicTimes," on "Winning Freedom Requires Radical Solutions."

Many friends of freedom present insightful and persuasive accounts of the failures, inefficiencies, corruptions, and abuses of government in society as those in political authority regulate, redistribute, and run rough-shod over people's freedom to their life, liberty and honestly acquired property. 

But fewer are the number who are often willing to make the radical case for abolition and repeal of these intrusions of government into people's lives and social and economic affairs.

I argue that two examples of this are Social Security and government-run "public" education. The reforms and "fixes" too often leave the intrusive hand of government still present in these and other areas of life, and often open the door for extending that political control.

If friends of freedom are to possibly prevail, in the long run, I suggest it requires consistently calling for ending government involvement in these (and other) corners of human activity and association. 

Unless a principled case for consistent liberty is made the hope for freedom may never be achieved.


1 comment:

  1. As usual, Murray said it best (not to take away anything from Ebeling, who has done some marvelous things): http://mises.org/daily/1709 - The Case for Radical Idealism - Rothbard defends radicalism and asks, "Who...will go to the barricades for a two percent tax reduction?"