… is from Thomas Sowell’s recent syndicated column, “Random Thoughts“; while I don’t agree with all that Sowell says in that column (Sowell remains, in my view, far too trusting of both the intentions and the abilities of U.S. politicians who deploy American military might abroad), he is spot-on insightful with this observation:
Those who want to “spread the wealth” almost invariably seek to concentrate the power. It happens too often, and in too many different countries around the world, to be a coincidence. Which is more dangerous, inequalities of wealth or concentrations of power?
(HT Mark Perry)