Quote of the day:
Individuals in a free and open society should not need politicians to articulate visions on their behalf.
What kind of shrivelled and gutless soul needs a government to set out a vision for them?
The only vision any government should require is fostering a society where each of us can pursue our own visions. That is the only vision worthy of its name.
All the rest is just politicians’ windbaggery and ego-boosting, which is funded, of course, by taxpayers . . .
These wise words came from Rob Hosking in the print edition of the NBR.
They were written before David Shearer made his threat to run a more hands-on government but serve as a warning against state interference in matters best left to the people.