Bill Bonner (in 2007)

People say they value liberty, but they can’t stand what it produces. They can’t stand the fact that – left to their own devices – some people will have more than they do and some will struggle to survive. Redistribute income, tax, control, regulate – they will support almost any measure that promises to make the outcome more to their liking. They will ask (and in some cases demand) that their leaders control everything – income levels, interest rates, health care, parking, handicapped access, what the schools teach, what language people speak, who can marry whom, what goes into the sausages – even the weather!