Liberty vs. risk

by danjo

Now, this makes some sense. It goes to the heart of my unease with too much of liberalism (I’m predominantly social democrat).
The Washington Monthly:

FEELING SECURE….Mark Schmitt writes that the real revolution in the economy over the past few decades isn’t increasing income inequality per se. Rather,

the big thing that has changed, is not the number of jobs, the rate of growth, or income inequality. It’s the shift in risk from the government and corporations onto individuals.

Sure, the rhetoric of being able to make your own choices in all matters, from what school your children are in, to what pension fund your money should be in, sounds compelling. But the other side of the coin is that it also shifts the risks onto the individual.

I think this could be pointed out more clearly in Swedish politics too.