David French: The concept of personal responsibility is deeply unsettling to technocrats and populists alike …

Summing up why myself and millions of others couldn’t, in good conscience, vote for either candidate in last year’s presidential election –

Political medicine takes an overweight alcoholic dying of heart disease and immediately asks, “Which of my political enemies put him in that sorry state?” And the more the politician suffers from a savior complex, the more they’re willing to ignore human agency to score their political point. The populist says that his job was shipped to China, and that sent him into a spiral of understandable depression. The technocrat claims that he was one job-training program and one government insurance policy away from prosperity. 

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/447388/concept-personal-responsibility-deeply-unsettling-technocrats-and-populists-alike?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=french&utm_content=responsibility

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