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August 7, 2013

"Meanwhile, in democracies, the bureaucracy grows & grows.

"This is absolutely inevitable: for the people will always vote to collect more, from programmes to be paid for with other people’s money. Peace may prevail, in the absence of actual bloodshed, but knot by knot the entire population binds itself in the cat’s cradle of tax & regulation, & freedom is lost from sheer aversion to risk. In a fully-fledged democracy, no one can hope to be let alone by the authorities. Whereas, that is the only freedom a government can confer." Arab autumn? : Essays in Idleness

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 7, 2013 11:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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