By Leonard E. Read
"My thesis," Leonard learn informs us during this outstanding publication, "in least difficult phrases, is: enable an individual do whatever he pleases, as long as it's peaceable; the function of presidency, then, is to maintain the peace." simply so. This ebook is a vintage, compelling assertion of the political philosophy of libertarianism and assertion of the guiding rules of the root for financial schooling.
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S 3 See Fiat Money Inflation in France by Andrew Dickson White (Irvington-on-Hudson, N. 25 paper. 20 ANYTHING THAT'S PEACEFUL In Argentina-following Per6n and until recently-the expense of the national government was, shall we say, 100 billion pesos annually. But only half that amount could be collected by direct tax levies. How handled? Simple! They merely printed 50 billion pesos annually. One need not be much of an economist to realize that when the money volume is expanded, everything else being equal, the value of the monetary unit declines; prices rise.
Find a person intelligent enough to dismiss absolutely all his knowledge of a coat, and capable of refraining from any and all volitional action, one who can force himself to be utterly incapable of SOCIALISM IS NONCREATIVE independent, volitional response. In this situation, instruct him how to don the coat. He'll never get it on. The above explanations and assertions, however, have to do only with the first essential of creative action, that is, volitional action. That coercion cannot induce even this is a fact that appears to be self-evident.
The other is initiated or aggressive force. If someone were to initiate such an action as flying at you with a dagger, that would be an example of aggressive force. It is this kind of force I call strife or violence. The force you would employ to repel the violence I would call defensive force. Try to think of a single instance where aggressive force -strife or violence-is morally warranted. There is none. Violence is morally insupportable! Defensive force is never an initial action. It comes into play only secondarily, that is, as the antidote to aggressive force or violence.
Anything That's Peaceful by Leonard E. Read