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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on society, state, government, coercion, liberty, and freedom

I look upon an increase of the power of the State with the greatest fear, because although while apparently doing good by minimizing exploitation, it does the greatest harm to mankind by destroying individuality, which lies at the root of all progress. We know of so many cases where men have adopted trusteeship, but none where the State has really lived for the poor.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on politics, freedom, liberty, and coercion

Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by F.A. Hayek on coercion, violence, good intentions, and morality

It is indeed probable that more harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil.

F.A. Hayek

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A Quote by F.A. Hayek on liberty, freedom, politics, coercion, and society

The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.

F.A. Hayek

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on free will, liberty, and coercion

Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom of all according to a universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on freedom, liberty, totalitarism, coercion, and force

Volumes can be and have been written about the issue of freedom versus dictatorship, but, in essence, it comes down to a single question: do you consider it moral to treat men as sacrificial animals and to rule them by physical force?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Frank Chodorov on society, economics, politics, interventionism, confiscation, welfare state, coercion, freedom, and liberty

The Welfare State is in fact an oligarchy of bureaucrats who, in return for the perquisites and prestige of office, undertake to confiscate and redistribute production according to formulae of their own imagination, with utter disregard of the principle that production must fall in the amount of the confiscation. It is interesting to note that all welfarism starts with a program of distribution — control of the market place with its price technique — and ends up with attempts to manage production; that is because, contrary to their expectations, the laws of economics are not suspended by their political interference, prices do not respond to their dicta, and in an effort to make their preconceived notions work they apply themselves to production, and there too they fail.

Frank Chodorov

Source: http://www.mises.org/books/society.pdf

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A Quote by Frank Chodorov on politics, society, economics, wealth, and coercion

Economics is not politics. One is a science, concerned with the immutable and constant laws of nature that determine the production and distribution of wealth; the other is the art of ruling.

Frank Chodorov

Source: http://www.mises.org/books/society.pdf

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