Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Mine, Mine Mine!

Robert Samuelson on Governments Gone Wild:
Modern democracies have created a new morality. Government benefits, once conferred, cannot be revoked. People expect them and consider them property rights. Just as government cannot randomly confiscate property, it cannot withdraw benefits without violating a moral code. The old-fashioned idea that government policies should serve the "national interest" has given way to inertia and squatters' rights.
Read it all.

Reminds me a little of this:

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