Would you rather have:
Google Fiber allowed: 50% of people have 1000 Mbit internet and 50% of people have 10 Mbit internet
Google Fiber is not allowed: 50% of people have 20 Mbit internet and 50% of people have 5 Mbit internet
Forcing equality often just means lowering the standards of living for everyone. Even for people at the bottom.
- Average Walmart / fast food worker is not a teenager but is a 30 year old trying to support a family and is not "getting by".
Citation? My personal observations are heavily conflicting with this, but maybe it is because I live in a well off area.
I totally agree that the only real governments that have been setup to prevent change in political views have been totalitarian and have been bad.
It was to teach people "social responsibility requires being prepared to make individual sacrifice", which can only be learned by risking your life on the battlefield.
A system like this prevents the government from losing its focus unlike typical republics and democracies. Sort of like how America used to be focused on individual liberties and now it isn't so much. The founders valued individual liberties because of their experiences and they even designed the government in a way that it would not easily change. Yet gradually more and more people without these experiences were able to vote and changed the government to what we have today.