Freedom and Prosperity: Where do they come from?Posted by Brianna Cardiff - July 17, 2008
Among the many interesting points the movie makes, people are encouraged to understand the foundations of freedom. In an age of comfort and wealth, it is easy to forget or misunderstand the underpinnings of our prosperity. The principles that enable us to be both free and prosperous should be celebrated and studied for they are not so ingrained in our culture as to prohibit their erosion. Without a proper understanding and appreciation it is easy to make harmful decisions that threaten the structures that make us successful. We should all beware of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Considering policy and legislative decisions from the perspective of foundational principles requires taking a broad view and examining unintended and secondary affects, but is crucial in order to make choices consistent with long term liberty and prosperity.
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Steve Roth said on Jul 19 2008 at 10:28am
Looking over the long sweep, the rise of prosperity occurred along with the rise of large state societies. How do you figure that?