The Postpandemic World Is One of Widespread Dependence on Government

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Per Bylund

“The state strives for power, and what grants power is fear and dependence. The state is making people dependent on it, both as means for control and as an outcome of many policies intended to provide relief. We have seen a lot of fear and dependence in this pandemic. Fear has been the message that has propelled types of repressive policies that were not possible before. Had anyone suggested only over a year ago that whole countries, democratic European countries, would close down and quarantine people in their homes most of us would have thought him crazy. But it happened. … The state needs and is granted more power as more people become dependent on it. That is the sad truth and that is what we are seeing.” (10/02/21)