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Hayek On Progressive (Collectivist) Ethics

“There is literally nothing which the consistent collectivist must not be prepared to do if it serves ‘the good of the whole,’ because the ‘good of the whole’ is to him the only criterion of what ought to be done.”

–F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

In other words, when it comes to the greater good, the end justifies the means.

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Hayek On Why Corruption Is Inevitable

“Just as the democratic statesman who sets out to plan economic life will soon be confronted with the alternative of either assuming dictatorial powers or abandoning his plans, so the [aspiring] totalitarian dictator would soon have to choose between disregard of ordinary morals and failure. It is for this reason that the unscrupulous and uninhibited are likely to be more successful in a society tending towards totalitarianism.”

–F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

In other words, those who are willing to compromise their morals are much more easily promoted in governmental (and corporate) bureaucracies.

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