Austrian Economics Stands against the Collectivism of Progressive Thought
Recently, I published an article in the Mises Wire, “Woke Egalitarianism and the Elites,” in which I presented the true intentions behind woke egalitarianism. The article also described how elites attempt to rebuild society through collectivism. But more than discussing the goals of progressivism, we need to discuss the intellectual basis of these attempts. What assumptions and intellectual framework guide these actions?
Progressivism is based on a disrespect of individuals, their actions, and their ability to choose. First, progressivism groups people into collectives based on a particular criterion (e.g., race, gender, and sexual orientation). Moreover, progressivism homogenizes their thinking, values, and actions based on these collective classifications. To progressivists, individuals cannot escape these classifications.
This homogenization reflects progressivism’s views about humankind. Progressivists misunderstand human action and human individuality. They don’t realize that each individual is unique and sovereign. Moreover, individuals have the ability and freedom to judge, choosing the options they see as better and behaving as they think most appropriate.
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