Sunday, August 1, 2010

Masters of Society

Those who argue that we have to an astounding degree learned to master the forces of nature but are sadly behind in making successful use of the possibilities of social collaboration are quite right so far as this statement goes.  But they are mistaken when they carry the comparison further and argue that we must learn to master the forces of society in the same manner in which we have learned to maser the forces of nature.  This is not only the path to totalitarianism but the path to the destruction of our civilization and a certain way to block future progress.
F.A. Hayek (Road to Serfdom, 1944)

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