coercion

A Quote by Ayn Rand on competition, legislation, coercion, regulation, law, government, and free market

The concept of free competition enforced by law is a grotesque contradiction in terms.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Pages: 52

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economic progress, development, wealth, capitalism, economy, politics, and coercion

What is called economic progress is the joint effect of the activities of the three progressive groups—or classes—of the savers, the scientist-inventors, and the entrepreneurs, operating in a market economy as far as it is not sabotaged by the endeavors of the nonprogressive majority of the routinists and the public policies supported by them.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Mises, Ludwig Von (1962). The Ultimate foundation of Economic Science (2nd ed.). Foundation of Economic Education: Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. p. 127

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on suffering, government, mankind, achievement, coercion, and voluntary cooperation

Every man aims at avoiding what causes him pain; the activities of government ultimately consist in the infliction of pain. All great achievements of mankind were the product of a spontaneous effort on the part of individuals; government substitutes coercion for voluntary action.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Mises, Ludwig Von (1962). The Ultimate foundation of Economic Science (2nd ed.). Foundation of Economic Education: Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. p. 102

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A Quote by Christian Michel on democracy, violence, law, government, coercion, power, liberty, and freedom

Democratic law does not say, "Thou shalt not kill". Instead, it designates certain people who have the right to kill -- soldiers and State police. Democratic law does not order, "Thou shalt not steal". It says that only certain people have the right to steal -- tax and customs agents. What does "power to the people" mean when the people enjoy fewer rights than their supposed servants?

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on democracy, coercion, tyranny, freedom, and liberty

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fi fty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by George Washington on government, force, coercion, freedom, and liberty

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Ken Schoolland on free society, force, coercion, freedom, and liberty

Having confidence in a free society is to focus on the process of discovery in the marketplace of values rather than to focus on some imposed vision or goal. Using governmental force to impose a vision on others is intellectual sloth and typically results in unintended, perverse consequences. Achieving the free society requires courage to think, to talk, and to act -- especially when it is easier to do nothing.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e8fb9e8-bc6f-4e07-852b-aac5cfc38b4b)

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A Quote by Ken Schoolland on free society, force, coercion, freedom, liberty, slavery, property, theft, and government

At times some people use force or fraud to take from others without willful, voluntary consent. Normally, the initiation of force to take life is murder, to take liberty is slavery, and to take property is theft. It is the same whether these actions are done by one person acting alone, by the many acting against a few, or even by officials with fine hats and titles.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e8fb9e8-bc6f-4e07-852b-aac5cfc38b4b)

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A Quote by Peter Cajander on policits, money, coercion, control, and special privileges

Separate money from politics and you find very little interest on public matters.

Peter Cajander

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on violence, liberty, and coercion

One who uses coercion is guilty of deliberate violence. Coercion is inhuman.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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