“Tonight,” Trump said, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” Indeed no complex society can be.
When positive change finally does come to Venezuela, the nation will have its chapter of the Bastiat Society to thank for growing and maintaining the bottom-up foundation of a free market economy.
For two weeks in France, and now Belgium and the Netherlands, a European Spring has been building. What we see in Paris today might be the end of social democracy as we know it, and what comes in its place is what the battle of ideas today is really about.
Under a regime of democratic socialism, for an individual to have the opportunity for any such changes in many aspects of life, it would be necessary for him to change enough other minds that the next time voting is held on these issues, new decisions would be made about these everyday matters.