Monday, 6 October 2014

Quote of the Day: On the hostility to property and ownership

“The Progressives’ hostility to ownership is neither well-founded nor
consistent. While they have a visceral distaste for private ownership
(and busy themselves taxing, regulating, seizing, and redistributing it),
they have few problems with state ownership. It’s as if men are
devilish with what’s theirs but angelic with what belongs to someone else.”
- Lawrence Reed, ‘To Own or Be Owned: That Is the Question,’
FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION

[Hat tip On Liberty Street]

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