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I agree up to the point that its human nature. Yes self-interest and greed is part of human nature but that can be transcended e.g. altruism and human solidarity. I'm a brexiteer, and I voted so even acknowledging the uncertainty that would have likely brought, or that my house value might drop due to less demand if the population does not keep increasing at the rate it is through mass immigration. I do so, at potential personal cost, as I believe that it would benefit Britain as a whole in the long run, and that there are some things more valuable than £, like individual liberties. Also, the fundamental economic likelihood is that the bigger the state, the smaller the economy. There may be cases where a big seemingly benevolent state like Singapore, with a good track record of making MANY decisions that end up benefiting its citizens, could be trusted to make more good decisions, but even there, the population have either knowingly or ignorantly sacrificed free speech and other liberties. The evidence of history lies on the side of the libertarians, and the culture war will be worn on the 'young'. It will be whether we encourage our young to embrace critical thinking, and valuing history and evidence, against the indoctrination of left-leaning state schooling (don't get me started on that). The good fight is there to be fought, and we can't give up, for the sake of the next generation.

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