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.
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: