The attack on the principles of the Rule of Law was part of the general movement away from liberalism which began about 1870. It came almost entirely from the intellectual leaders of the socialist movement.
One East Berliner told me there was not much difference between “freedom” in West and East Berlin because some workers in West Berlin had to commute more than half an hour by bus to get to work. Hence, they had no freedom.
11/09/2019The Journal of Libertarian StudiesRoy Cordato
If one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality than the accepted notion of perfect competition then an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached.