To: No One Special
Intellectuals are to a great extent socialists because - as Hayek put it - they are convinced that socialism is a "science applied to all fields of human activity" and thanks to that, it is a system created "exactly for them." "Intellectuals feel they are the most valuable people" and that is why they do not want to be evaluated by the market, since the market often does not share their high self-evaluation.
That's gold, right there!
That was the money quote for me, too! Saved it to my great quote file.
But really, this whole article is a keeper. I think I will copy the entire thing for future reference.
I wish everyone would read this, especially high school civics classes. Unfortunately, I think the average attention span is too short to grasp it.
One small point. I was a little confused at first by civil right vs. human rights. I am not sure whether these terms are well-understood by the general population. The context explained it, so I get it now. Maybe we need different terms or better education on this. Or maybe I’m the only ignorant one!
posted on 09/08/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT
(Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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