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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Fussy Wrath" As Goalposts Moved Daily 

Kurt Schlichter quote:



"... liberals leverage their ability to create new rules out of thin air as a means of asserting their power over us normals. What was A-OK yesterday is now forbidden, and what was forbidden yesterday is now mandatory. Their goal is to keep our heads spinning and paralyze us with fear, like nearsighted corporals caught in a minefield and terrified that if we take one wrong step we will detonate a concealed wrongthink booby-trap. They want us living in fear of their fussy wrath..."


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Compulsion by Government 

Yes!


The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.  Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.


The above Ludwig von Mises quote courtesy of professor Boudreaux.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Forced Planning for All 

Professor Boudreaux has it right:

"It’s a sad fact that even in relatively free societies there is an abundance of people who cannot abide leaving their fellow human beings to go about their lives as each chooses. "


Property Rights Are Human Rights 

"Another benefit of private property, not so clearly economic, is
that it diffuses power. When one entity, such as the
government, owns all property, individuals have little protection
from the will of the government."



Keep the Populace Alarmed 

Mencken quote:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."


Monday, September 11, 2017

F.A.Hayek Had it Right 

F.A.Hayek had it right:

"It is high time, however, that we take our ignorance more seriously."

A quote from 1964. So-called "experts" can't solve our problems, in fact they just create more.


Thanks to Don Boudreaux for this quote.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Most Harm Caused by Good Intentions 

Absolute truth... is from Milton Friedman:

That is one reason why trying to do good with methods that involve force lead to bad results, because the people who set out with good intentions are themselves corrupted.

And I may add, if they are not
corrupted they are replaced by people with bad intentions who are more efficient at getting control of the use of force. The fundamental reason is more profound: the most harm of all is done when power is in the hands of people who are absolutely persuaded of the purity of their instincts
and of the purity of their intentions.

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