How far the Finns have fallen, love for the nanny state and the centralization of political power, in Helsinki, and most importantly, in Brussels.
From Anders Chydenius, Swedish/Finnish classical liberal, born on this date in 1729:
“…[E]very individual spontaneously tries to find the place and the trade in which he can best increase National gain, if laws do not prevent him from doing so.”
“The exercise of one coercion always makes another inevitable.”
“The more opportunities there are in a Society for some persons to live upon the toil of others, and the less those others may enjoy the fruits of their work themselves, the more is diligence killed, the former become insolent, the latter despairing, and both negligent