Freedom does not work without regulation
Written by Horst Grabosch
The fight for freedom as it was justified at the heart of the French Revolution must be reconsidered today. Even today, freedom is the antithesis of despotism, but in democracies it needs vigorous limits.
Markets need to be regulated so that the freedom of greed does not reduce the freedom of the exploited to the freedom to die. Competition is always important for progress, but competition must not lead to the downfall of entire cultures. The great wealth of individuals is bearable if the poorer have the freedom to live a joyful and peaceful life.
If we do not find a balance between the human dark sides and the ideals of humanism, the term freedom will degenerate into an empty phrase without meaning.