Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Freedom only loses when we make it
Following on from my last post, it occurred to me that in a fair fight between economic freedom and control, you have to tilt the tables in favour of control before it will ever dominate. Why is this? Well, I wonder whether it might just have something to do with the fact that the free market fundamentally is a fair fight. It's almost as if the boxer from the red corner isn't just fighting against his opponent in the blue corner, but he's also fighting the referee, the crowd, the ring and the ground on which he is standing. Such a task would be futile unless the red corner were given a massively unfair advantage; hence, opponents of freedom will always want to get the power to tilt those tables.As long as we remain free, we cannot have our freedom taken from us, but as we give up our freedoms we shall slowly find that we are unable to resist having more and more taken away.