Values Destroyed by Statism
Q&A Radio: 17 November 2013, Question 2
I answered a question on values destroyed by statism on 17 November 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
What are the most significant values destroyed by statism? In other words, what values would be available to us – or more available – in a laissez-faire, rational society that are limited or unavailable to us today? What are some of the major (and perhaps under-appreciated) values destroyed or precluded by government overreach? To put the question another way: How would a proper government improve our lives?
My Answer, In Brief: The values lost by statism are many and various, both economically and culturally. A good life is still possible in our mixed economy, but life could be so much better in a free society.
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