Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Road to Serfdom via Legos

Fire of Liberty

While Hernando De Soto and Richard Pipes have written masterful tomes(see here and here) on the importance that individual property rights as an essential building block for the development of a democratic society and a tide to raise all ships. Well according to this piece by John J. Miller over at National Review Online, it seems that some teachers at the Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle have decided to rejected the sage advice of these two scholars( and I'm guessing some parents) and imposed their socialistic, anti-capitalist ideology on these children by taking away their Legos. Even worse is the fact that after these teachers took away the kiddies building blocks and reconditioned these kids on the horrors of capitalism, they laid down new guidelines on the construction of future Lego towns. Somewhere, F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman are rolling over in their graves.

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