Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy, p.55

"It is a euphemism to call a government in which the rulers are free to do whatever they themselves believe best serves the common weal a welfare state, and to contrast it with the state in which the administration is bound by law and the citizens can make good in a court of law their rights against illegal encroachments of the authorities. This so-called welfare state is in fact the tyranny of the rulers", Bureaucracy (1945)

Ludwig von Mises