Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A Simple Theory For Why We Are What We Are

David Bernstein at the Volokh Conspiracy on how people's experiences with government determine their political leanings.

The point is, if you know government from your grandmother's social security check, you may have a positive view of government. But if you know government- as I do- from having to deal with inflexible and uncaring bureaucracy on a daily basis, you begin to question whether government is capable of doing more good than bad.


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