Like the salmon traps that were once used to direct fish into captivity, various political schemes direct people toward dependence on the state. And just as salmon cant turn back, most people are extremely averse to searching for a path toward self-reliance, having lost the capacity or willingness to take on responsibilities that their ancestors routinely undertook.
Read the Full Article
(PDF, 3 pages)
|Other Independent Review articles by Robert Higgs|
|Fall 2016||Can the State Enforce Virtuous Behavior?|
|Summer 2016||Douglass C. North: Trailblazer|
|Winter 2016||Ludwig von Mises and Dietrich von Hildebrand: Some Remarkable Parallels|
|[View All (54)]|