Sunday, March 11, 2012

Even if all the subsidies were for the "greater good," and I agree they aren't, the very phrase points to the rot at the core of this utilitarian age. The emphasis is always on ends. Does anyone ever question the means? How, in other words, does the State manage to fund its munificence? Taxation? It's a fact of life, you say? OK, but taxation is also legalized extortion. No good can come of it.



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