17 June 2010

Death of voluntarism = death of society

The following from James Bartholomew's blog, named for his excellent book The Welfare State We're In:
A society in which people lose the volition and motivation to spontaneously assist and help each other is doomed, even if its economic productivity still suffices to maintain and even expand its flawed structures. Social behaviour evolves from generation to generation in slow, civilisational learning processes. This evolvement might not be able to keep up with the pace of decay. The decisive bottleneck is not in the financing, it is in the human soul.
Robert Nef in The Welfare State Destroys Welfare and the State, published in 2006 by the Liberales Institut in Zurich.

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