It is hard for people to understand the theory of freedom. Most are totally confused, mixing socialism and capitalism together. The "mixed" economy of Nehru has messed with the heads of our educated Indians.
On the other hand it is much easier for people to understand STORIES. Here are two stories from recent comments posted on this blog. I'm going to collect such stories (indeed, BFN is replete with such stories, as well).
Lack of freedom leads to nepotism and disregard for merit
I am among the one migrated to capitalist country. Before migration I had worked in India's leading public sector company BHEL for 22 years. I joined in the supervisory category but I was denied promotion to executive category eventhough I had completed Engineering Degree(B Tech Mech) with distinction and MBA . The min requirement for promotion is just 15 years experience in supervisory grade. I had unblemished track record of service extradinary contributions. But my collegues who dont have any additional qualification, extradinary contributions got promotions based on caste and other corrupt means.
Hence I was forced to quit and joined capitalist contry which recognise the skill and capability. Now I am working as a head of the company and earning more than the CMD of BHEL [Aadhibagavan]
Lack of freedom creates leads to FAKE ration cards
I can give you a classic example of how government’s stupid policies stop people’s freedom and also promote corruption. In krantaka if you want an LPG gas connection you should have a ration card. The man who formulated this rule might have thought that if you have a ration card you can eliminate the fake LPG connection. But the end result is that the state had around 65 lakh fake ration card. Now, what is the use of this rule. It only promoted touts who fakes ration cards. It creates middle man who will arrange an LPG connection and ration card if you pay a hefty amount. Classic example of how government promotes corruption and curb people’s freedom through their policies. [Gireesh]
Please send in more stories/instances. In the end, I'll compile these into a little booklet of stories.
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