Professor Dr. Antony P. Mueller
-- Ubi dubium, ibi libertas --
segunda-feira, 19 de junho de 2017
The Endless – Bizarre Allure – of Socialism
Back in 2014, I wrote a column asking my leftist friends two very serious questions. And I often repeat these questions when debating proponents of bigger government. Can you name a nation that became rich with statist policies? Can you name a nation that with interventionism and big government that is out-performing a similar nation with free markets and small government? I’ve yet to receive a good answer to either question. Many leftists point to certain European welfare states, but I debunk that claim by pointing out that those nations became rich when government was very small (about 10 percent of GDP, about one-half the size of the current Hong Kong and Singapore public sectors). Others ...