I’m slowly accepting the fact that people who want some form of socialism or controlled economy genuinely don’t understand that new goods and services are created by the voluntary interactions of free people. They seem to view the world through the lens of a static supply of semi-abstract “resources” which can be distributed in some theoretically “fair” way. But they apparently don’t understand that resources are almost useless unless paired with ideas, ingenuity and voluntary cooperation. The things which make life easier to live (in the physical sense) all come about because of this voluntary interaction and trade to bring added value. If you misunderstand this core truth — that the supply of good things increases through voluntary human interaction — you will assume the world is a zero-sum pie to be divided. And you will ultimately try to force the rest of us to obey you. That is evil.
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