Sheldon Richman Quotes

Sheldon Richman Quotes: Those who create the wealth naturally want to keep it and devote it to their own purposes. Those who wish to expropriate it look for ever more-clever ways to acquire it without inciting resistance. One of those ways is the spreading of an elaborate ideology of statism, which teaches that the people are the state and that therefore they are only paying themselves when they pay taxes.
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Sheldon Richman Quote: People with an investment in government power will torture logic like a medieval inquisitor rather than face the facts. ... There's a simple way to keep money out of politics: Keep politics out of our money.
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Quotes about Sheldon Richman: Today, the people who would use guns to violate rights have little trouble getting them, while those who would use them to defend their rights have increasing trouble getting them. ... Gun control is in effect a subsidy for criminals.
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Quote about Sheldon Richman: Perhaps the deterioration of American education is illustrated by the high correlation between the number of years a person has attended school and his inability to understand the words
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Sheldon Richman Sayings: The government's coercive taxing power necessarily creates two classes: those who create and those who consume the wealth expropriated and transferred by that power.
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Sheldon Richman Saying: Among other grand achievements, F. A. Hayek had a remarkable career pointing out the flaws in collectivism. One of his keenest insights was that, paradoxically, any collectivist system necessarily depends on one individual (or small group) to make key social and economic decisions. In contrast, a system based on individualism takes advantage of the aggregate, or 'collective,' information of the whole society; through his actions each participant contributes his own particular, if incomplete, knowledge-information that could never be tapped by the individual at the head of a collectivist state.
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