Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:17 am Post subject: Libertarianism and the Nanny State
I stumbled across this little essay and thought it captured the spirit of libertarianism fairly well. If you're not a libertarian yourself and have found yourself wondering why they seem opposed to seemingly harmless things, this link is worth a look: Statism Comes Back to Bite Technocrats
Coyote Blog wrote:
...People aren't smart enough,they felt, to make medication risk trade-off decision for themselves, so the FDA was created to tell them what procedures and compounds they could and could not have access to. People couldn't be trusted to teach their kids the right things, so technocrats in the left defended government-run schools and fought school choice at every juncture. People can't be trusted to save for their own retirement, so the government takes control with Social Security and the left fights giving any control back to individuals...
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