Liberty and Property

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This article was originally delivered as a lecture at Princeton University, October 1958, at the 9th Meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society. Hardcopy edition c) Auburn, Ala.: The Mises Institute, 1991. You can listen to Mises deliver this speech on Mises.org, courtesy of Audio Forum. Download the mp3 [44:22].

“[Government] is the opposite of liberty. It is beating, imprisoning, hanging. Whatever a government does it is ultimately supported by the actions of armed constables. If the government operates a school or a hospital, the funds required are collected by taxes, i.e., by payments exacted from the citizens.”
— Ludwig von Mises

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One Response to “Liberty and Property”

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