Human, all too human

I think history has proved pretty well by now that if you try to govern your economy or your population with systems that go against the grain of human nature, you’re on to a loser.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the shift of China towards a highly-controlled form of capitalism showed that whatever you thought of the ideals of communism, in practice, it didn’t work – ownership and profiting from your own work is important to people.

In the West, we’re also waking up to the futility of trying to buck human nature with the creeping retreat from [...]

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