George Orwell on government organization

George Orwell was a well-known socialist of the old school. He honestly valued liberty, but believed that socialism was the best means of providing it. It should be clear that I disagree with this, but I respect his candor and his generally good B.S. filter. (See: Politics and the English Language.) In a journal entry published by The Orwell Diaries project, he unwittingly makes a good point about why his belief in the power of the government to run the economy was misguided. I wish he had followed the logic through to the end.

Advertisements

Author: rfmcelroyiii

Student and instructor of economics.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s