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Good Government Lets You Regulate Yourself <– Jefferson

Click to view the actual quote, in President Jefferson's own handwriting.

Still one thing more, fellow-citizens–a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

— Thomas Jefferson‘s First Inaugural Address (1801)

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Liberty, Politics


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Destructive Unions

Worker opposition is causing unions to vanish, in the USThe methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical.

Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879

But Now You Know

Why Workers Dislike Unions


Posted by on September 11, 2009 in economic, Politics


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Taxing the Fruit of Your Labor

anarcho-capitalist worker symbolTaxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone’s labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia

But Now You Know

Why Workers Dislike Unions

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Posted by on September 7, 2009 in economic, Politics


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