Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quote of the Day: Vaclav Havel

The government has embraced an arrogant ideology. They claim to know the key to prosperity. It's analogous to communism. They thought the same thing. The clever ones - themselves - would run everything. That's the analogy. The key to prosperity is to let things run themselves. We'll liberalize everything, let everyone look after himself, let business, not the state, run the economy. The state should have no views, no policies of its own. Just open it all up, step back, let it go and you'll see how well everything will work if we just leave things alone.

~ Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic overheard in conversation explaining the Czech economic slump of the mid-1990's.

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