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Upshots from politicians delivering more free stuff and regulations

24 May 2023

4:00 AM

24 May 2023

4:00 AM

The forerunner of democracy – a post-medieval one-man-one-vote – was propelled by radicals seeking greater freedom of trade, speech, and religion in the face of vested interests and intolerance.

Building upon gains in these areas, radicals promoted greater equality – first of incomes (by compulsory takings from the better-off) and subsequently augmenting this with regulatory measures on economic activities.

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