J. E. Dyer has an excellent post over at Hot Air about the inherent wastefulness of over regulated economies.
First, the collapse of the Eurozone, which does look likely to happen, is the death of a Big Idea. It represents more than the collapse of a common currency. It’s the death of an idea of human life, regulated and directed and comprehensively administered by the state. The collapse represents a triumph of reality over hallucination. You can’t, in fact, build a sustainable model for having the state organize most of the investing for the people, and use its resulting power to tell the people what they are allowed to think and say, how much electricity they can use, and what medical services they will be allowed to have recourse to.
Today, America and Europe are drifting on a sea of resources idled artificially by government policy. To begin with, we have a combined population that is less well-educated than its ancestors. That is a huge idled resource. The same population operates increasingly on a mental attitude of entitlement and resentment, and that idles it further. Both of these conditions were created by the implementation of the European idea in the public schools. Our people – the ones walking around right now – would be much more productive without these handicaps.
Read the whole thing. The current situation is a proof of [Ringo] Starr’s Law: Everything the government touches turns to crap.