56) Besides having the characteristic of command and being different from authority, Power possesses two basic elements that Jouvenel sees as being intertwined, and relate surprisingly well to the redistributionist
The inception of democracy brought more redistributionist
policies and greater influence by rent-seeking pressure groups, whose actions undermined economic freedoms so much that economic growth was on average negative from 1960 to 2006.
They only seem to care about their redistributionist
viewpoint and the fact that "principal forgiveness would have resulted in a more equal sharing of the losses associated with the housing crash.
policy beyond the boundaries of the nation-state.
Michael: If one of the bad parts about being a Democrat is that there are far too many reactionary redistributionist
left-liberals in the party, one of the really horrible parts is identity politics.
In that scheme, which is a recipe for a regulative and redistributionist
state, Locke's right to life is transformed into a right to a living--to be provided by the government to all who are either unable or unwilling to provide it for themselves.
They espouse redistributionist
values, but just don't like the current redistribution package from the non-rich young to the non-poor old.
The old patriotism, he implied, while perhaps good in its day, was insufficiently redistributionist
, forward-looking, and cosmopolitan for today's needs.
This is an inherently redistributionist
idea, since the primary goods are not natural properties of human beings.
By contrast, he is at his strongest when showing that redistributionist
proposals cannot achieve the goals their proponents claim to desire.
If the costs of the system exceed its gain, then the market shuts down even in theory--just as it often does in reality for earthquake insurance--leaving the foundation of Dworkin's redistributionist
scheme in rubble.
Indeed, liberals can identify enough unmet needs, unfulfilled hopes, and frustrated dreams to satisfy the federal government's redistributionist
and regulatory ambitions as far into the future as the eye can see.