Statism Is Killing Creativity


What are governments’ relation to the technology, creative and other “innovative” sectors? Oppositional? Supportive? Clueless?

In this piece, the author claims the focus on preserving existing political institutions harms creativity.

Constraining the federal government’s purview to a limited number of specifically enumerated powers rectifies this bias against originality. Politics and its myriad dangers are insulated from broader society. The state can pursue its own ends with the ruthless efficiency which is required of an eye to dominance in the long-term. But it does not have the strength to do injury to ingenuity—the lifeblood of the productive powers of man—in those creative projects he undertakes for his own benefit, whether to feed his body or his soul.

The Politics of Discretion

Image: Painting by Brianna Keeper

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