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Every social system grants its members some freedom. Freedom consists of the kind and number of alternatives open for choice to its members. However, every choice made leads to a loss of freedom: the structure of these systems tends, in consequence of the choice made to render at least some not chosen alternatives, from then on, inaccessible to the members who made the choice. The freedom granted therefore reduces the freedom of those of its members who use it. Choice results in loss of freedom. Loss of freedom can only be prevented by a society so structured, that it would remain desirable to its members, even if, therein, the freedom of choice were never to reduce, at least to preserve, and often to increase, the number of alternatives open for choice. (H. Brun)

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