Saturday, November 14, 2009

What's So Wrong With Socialism?

Of course, when you point out that this administration has an unabashedly socialist bent to it, you get "it does not!!!!  Stop calling Him™ names!!!!"

But invariably you'll run across people saying that and then saying "and what's wrong with socialism?"

Something Joe Herring at American Thinker ran across.   And this post is to bookmark his post for me for future reference.

With a big hat tip to Morgan, who expounded nicely on it himself ... so I'll point you there for further ... uh ... expounderating.

Me, I just thought this was a very good, short, concise way of answering the bulk of that question:
... for a planned economy to succeed, there must be central planners, who by necessity will insist on universal commitment to their plan. -- F.A. Hayek.
I mean, that really sums it up there, and all of the horrible things that follow, follow from that.

But that would never happen here.  Jail time for not having health insurance?  Well, it's really not about that .... nothing to see here ... move along ...

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