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Monday, July 23, 2007

On Liberty


“Free markets are simply millions upon millions of individual decision-makers, engaged in peaceable, voluntary exchange pursuing what they see in their best interests. People who denounce the free market and voluntary exchange, and are for control and coercion, believe they have more intelligence and superior wisdom to the masses. What’s more, they believe they’ve been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us. Of course, they have what they consider good reasons for doing so, but every tyrant that has ever existed has had what he believed were good reasons for restricting the liberty of others.” —Walter Williams

Hat Tip: Patriot Post - 07-30 Brief.

The "...good reasons for doing so,..." used to be their pity for the small percentage who were unsuccessful in the free market environment; it has now become a way for politicians to pander to these people and other "bleeding hearts" and keep their hoped for life long employment; and for the "bleeding hearts" to feel good about themselves. Let the markets work!



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