That seems to be something many people don't understand anymore, judging by the demand for statist solutions to (in large part) State-created problems. It used to be that if someone realized they had a problem, they first went in search of the cause of the problem before attempting a solution. Now, it seems like no sooner do people discover problems before they start trying to solve them, causes be damned.i can't really have political debates with people anymore because i get so upset by the willy-nilly application of state coercion to solve problems for the children. in this mindset, there are no fundamental principles protecting people's rights and a complete disavowal of each individual's inherent rights as a human.
09 January 2008
gubmint problem solving
it's a good thing Taylor is a much better (and thorough) writer (and thinker) than i am. here he addresses what it really means to leverage The State to solve perceived problems.