Monday, February 25, 2013

Security versus Freedom

Good summary of competing economic models in the US and Europe, though the narrator and I share the concern that more and more Americans are trading security for freedom in several different contexts.

The presentation reminds me of the Ben Franklin quote about those who give up essential liberties and freedom to gain security deserving neither.  In the economic context those who give up freedom to gain security ultimately receive neither, as ongoing monetary crisis proves.

The government need not determine who or what is too big, or too small for that matter, to fail.  The freedom to fail is as important, if not more important, than the freedom to succeed.  Failure and learning from failure leads to success.  Success without failure leads to false pride and a false sense of security, making the subsequent fall that much harder.  

Too many in government these days feel compelled to protect everyone and everything from failure, and that is a recipe for disaster.

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