On what principle is it, that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?
Daniel Hannan is the Secretary-General of the AECR. At the Youth Summit of the European Young Conservatives (EYC) in Antalya 2016, he argued against pessimism and analysed the necessary conditions for human development.
These conditions are free peoples, free nations, and free markets, just as described by the founding principles of EYC.
Hannan emphasized in his speech:
We are transforming the lives of people not by top-down planning, not by state intervention, not by any policy whatever – except that of moving the rocks and letting the grass grow. That’s the true miracle of our age.