Two perceptive comments on the evils of statism:
And one symptom from the news today:
In the year since November 2008, when the [Baby P] case came to light, more than 8,000 children have been taken into care, an increase of 40 per cent...
John Hemming, MP, found that of the 8,173 care orders applied for in 2007... only 21 were refused outright [by the judge]. “In other words the judgment of risk of the social workers ... was so good that they were only completely refused by the judge 0.27 per cent of the total,” he notes. Nowhere else in the legal system is the hit rate so high.