Friday, March 09, 2012

Liberty is better

Even if there were some problem that liberty made worse, I would still support liberty. Liberty improves the odds that a real solution, rather than some bandaid, will be found.

However, the case is usually that when liberty is supposedly making some situation "worse", it really isn't. Maybe the situation isn't perfectly solved, but the State solution is always just as bad, and it fails to enhance individual liberty making a true solution less likely to be found.

All else being equal, I would consider more liberty, even if the underlying problem is unchanged, to be a net gain.

And, in every instance I have really picked apart (so far), liberty actually makes the underlying problem less of a problem. Regardless of the claims of the statists.