Tag: Fear

United States of Fear »

[F]irst of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of...
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It Is About Power and Fear »

I had missed Anthony Gregory’s great post here when I wrote my piece for Lew a few days ago—but it seems everyone is noticing that it is about power—and fear—their fear of losing power! Government resources will be directed at those “enemies” foreign and domestic that threaten the guys in power. What I’m discovering...
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Credit Is Flowing, Sky Is Not Falling, Don’t Panic »

In democratic societies, every great surge of the government’s size, scope, and power rests on a foundation of fear, and the present occasion is no exception. The president, the secretary of the treasury, congressional leaders, and the vultures now swarming Washington to pick the remaining flesh from the taxpayers’ bones would have us believe that unless the...
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Higgs on the Politics of Fear »

Bob Higgs has an important speech here, which he delivered at the Institute in December: “Why Are Politicians Always Trying to Scare Us?” Definitely worth reading.

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