The latest column from Walter E. Williams notes how the increase in government decision-making in our lives also increases the level of conflict in our lives. He gives the following as an example:
Instead of free choice and private decision-making, clothing and beverage decisions could be made in the political arena. In other words, have a democratic majority-rule process to decide what drinks and clothing that would be allowed. Then we would see wine lovers organized against beer lovers, and blue jean lovers organized against three-piece suit lovers. Conflict would emerge solely because the decision was made in the political arena. Why? The prime feature of political decision-making is that it’s a zero-sum game. One person’s gain is of necessity another person’s loss.
Similarly, the decision-making given over to the federal government in the new health-care “reform” law will also likely result in more conflict. Thanks for all the conflict, government!