Tagged: self-ownership

British Government Clarifies the Meaning of Socialism (Again)

As I have written on numerous occasions, socialism (aka “democratic socialism”) is, at its core, beyond all the rhetoric about equality, caring for the weak, people before profits, and so on, a political ideology — not a theory or hypothesis, but an ideology in the Marxist sense — based on one simple notion: the individual human being is property of the State. Allow...

Addendum to “The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine”

“The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine” has received a lot of attention, and garnered some very thoughtful and interesting comments from readers. One aspect of the article that has perhaps received less notice than I had hoped, however — the gist of the piece, for me — is the relationship between government-run health care and a fundamental principle of classical liberalism, self-ownership. This...