[Homestead] Back to socialism
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 21 23:43:36 EDT 2008
I don't know. I do know that there is a big difference in a government providing social programs for a homogeneous populous like the Swiss , the Swedes, etc., and even social programs in a heterogeneous populous such as ours. I was paraphrasing a Nobel Prize winner, back when that prize was truly significant. .
I live, in real life, amidst, to quote Swift, a confederacy of dunces. They are highly educated and successful, as a rule.
Some might even describe me in polite terms. But, I see their lives in terms of vacuous consumerism. As far as the people around me know, I'm just another penguin in a large group of progressives. I don't talk, I just listen.
On this list, I talk, as well as listen. And, I put myself out with my honest opinions, and just like others, argue in favor of those opinions. Do I really think that I'm going to change anyone's mind? No. But, I enjoy the banter and the "fellowship" on the list.
If we all believed the same way, the list would be too boring to read ....bobford
----- Original Message ----
From: Marie McHarry <mmcharry at gmail.com>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:31:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Back to socialism
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 10:19 PM, bob ford <bobford79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 'socialism, or any other planned economy, always leads to totalitarianism' t his is a paraphrase of a Hayek quotation
> "The Road to Serfdom" by Friedrich von Hayek
That will probably surprise the Scandinavians.
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