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veen  ·  2301 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 18th Sporadic Quotes Thread

    The market has not proven to be less bureaucratic and oppressive than the state (or rather: behind the invisible hand of the market one too often finds the fist of the state). Both sides assume an inherently distrusting image of mankind. The Right wing suspects that people are profoundly selfish and lazy; the Left does not trust people to make their own choices.

From a Dutch article.