Hayek on creating an "Other" to rally against...

Hayek on creating an "Other" to rally against...

It seems to be almost human nature that it is easier for people to agree on a negative program - on the hatred of an enemy, on the envy of those better off - than on any positive task. The contrast between the “we” and the “they”, the common fight against those outside the group, seems to be an essential ingredient in any creed which will solidly knit together a group for common action. It is consequently always employed by those who seek, not merely support of a policy, but the unreserved allegiance of huge masses. From their point of view it has the great advantage of leaving them greater freedom of action than almost any positive program. The enemy, whether he be internal..., or external, seems to be an indispensable requisite in the armory of a totalitarian leader.
— Fredrich Hayek, The Road To Serfdom
Here is the real reason that Congress is worried about Social Security & Medicare funding...

Here is the real reason that Congress is worried about Social Security & Medicare funding...

It's not the trigger, it's the instability...

It's not the trigger, it's the instability...