Economic Vs. Personal FreedomsSubmitted by thenung on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 02:24
"One of the major mistakes made by leftists/progressives/socialists/statists is the idea that economic and personal liberties are divisible and by giving up some economic freedom we can gain a proportional or greater amount of personal freedom. This could not be further from the truth, as state control of the economy is no less than state control of everyday life.
Really, the "economic sphere" of your life covers the same area as your "personal sphere." An economy isn't just graphs and numbers and dollar signs; it's billions of people acting on a voluntary, individual basis through a multitude of means and organizations to achieve their own personal goals. It's not something that can be accurately measured or quantified, and this is also the reason why all state-run economies eventually collapse..."
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