Archive for January, 2011
In this blog I will attempt to analyze the ramifications of two profound statements relating to freedom, one from Dennis Prager and one from Milton Friedman, and draw some meaningful conclusions from them.
Dennis Prager made a statement on his radio show recently that “there are many people who prefer security over freedom”. This simple yet profound acknowledgment brought additional clarity to my thinking on equality and freedom.
In his book Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman made the statement, “Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself”. Again, a simple yet profound statement that speaks volumes about the human condition.
Let’s work with these concepts and see where we end up.
As noted on our Equality page there are major differences between how liberals view the world compared to how conservatives view the world.
Liberals see the world as having three types of people:
- Victim sympathizers
Conservatives also see the world as having three types of people:
- Those who yearn for security
- Those who yearn for control
- Those who yearn for freedom