Brilliance from George Will

by Russ Roberts on October 6, 2011

in Complexity & Emergence

One of his best ever (HT: RealClearPolitics). Masterful. Read the whole thing. It starts like this:

Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor and former Obama administration regulator (for consumer protection), is modern liberalism incarnate. As she seeks the Senate seat Democrats held for 57 years before 2010, when Republican Scott Brown impertinently won it, she clarifies the liberal project and the stakes of contemporary politics.

The project is to dilute the concept of individualism, thereby refuting respect for the individual’s zone of sovereignty. The regulatory state, liberalism’s instrument, constantly tries to contract that zone — for the individual’s own good, it says.

It gets better. Read the whole thing.


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