Freedoms are the luxury of the few

another characteristic form the elitism of intellectuals may take, namely, their tendency to dismiss the needs of ordinary people for certain freedoms on the assumption that such requirements are the luxury of the few while the masses should rightfully concern themselves with satisfying their more immediate material needs.

Hat Tip: Cafe Hayek

This rings pretty true to me – “People don’t need to be able to buy incandescent light bulbs – they should be forced to use CFRs, and instead focus on buying things to prop up GDP, like good little units of demand.”

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