Posts Tagged ‘stolen’

“So what sort of ‘business’ is government?  Answer: it is not a customary producer of goods sold to voluntary consumers.  Rather, it is a ‘business’ engaged in theft and expropriation — by means of taxes and counterfeiting — and the fencing of stolen goods.  Hence, free entry into government does not improve something good.  Indeed, it makes matters worse than bad, i.e., it improves evil.” -Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“The historical reality does not diminish the ease with which…fans of government spending can point to innovations like the internet and the inter-state highways and say ‘you didn’t build that’. We can only speculate on what might have been produced had the market been allowed to function. Likewise, we can still see the pyramids today and marvel at the innovation that went into their construction, but unfortunately, the wealth and labor stolen from ordinary Egyptians to build them has now been long forgotten.” –Peter Klein