Government is the Vehicle

In “Essay on Government”, Bastiat defined government as: “…the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” I would also propose that it can be defined as: “Government is the great vehicle through which elected officials endeavor to inflict the pain of their errors on everybody else.” That is…

Huxley or Orwell?

I was in the middle of such a debate this past week between people who proposed that we are being seduced to totalitarianism by the bread and circuses of Huxley’s “Brave New World” and those who thought it was through the pain and suppression of Orwell’s “1984”. To quote the great 21st Century progressive philosopher,…