George Walford: Endurance

One early tendency that persists through later developments, coming to be disapproved of yet continuing to affect behaviour, is a high valuation of economic independence, the attitude: ‘it’s mine so I should be free to do as I like with it.’ Ken Livingstone is reported as saying that many potential Labour voters in the South East did not vote for fear of tax increases affecting their salaries. (Freedom 2 May)

from Ideological Commentary 57, August 1992.