Steve Forbes, editor of Forbes Magazine and two-time presidential candidate, sits down with Matt Kibbe.
Tag - central planning
When we look at the failures of communism, socialism, fascism, and any form of top-down government planning, there are two common themes that emerge again and again. The first is power, and its tendency to corrupt. The second is the presumption of knowledge by government planners.
In the real world, the idea of “the greater good” can be, and has been, used to justify anything, however perverse. I don’t care how noble your motives are. Once you’re willing to sacrifice the lives of innocents for your cause, you’ve lost the moral high ground.