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The Non-Interference Principle <– I Ching


The government that seems the most unwise, Oft goodness to the people best supplies; That which is meddling, touching everything, Will work but ill, and disappointment bring.

 

  • When taxes are too high, people go hungry.
  • When the government is too intrusive, people resist.
  • When rulers take too much happiness, people gladly die.

Act for the people’s benefit. Trust them; leave them alone.

Lao TzuTao Te Ching (The Way to Power) (500 BC)

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in economic, Politics

 

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Proactive Government <- I Ching


shaolinThe government that seems the most unwise,
Oft goodness to the people best supplies;
That which is meddling, touching everything,
Will work but ill, and disappointment bring.
– Tao Te Ching

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics

 

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The Non-Interference Principle


freedomIf rulers take too much grain, People rapidly starve; If rulers take too much freedom, People easily rebel; If rulers take too much happiness, People gladly die.

By not interfering the sage improves the people’s lives.

— Tao Te Ching

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Politics

 

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