Monthly Archives: July 2011

Legal Plunder Has Many Names

“Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on government

“A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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John Witherspoon on corruption of manners

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu on warfare

“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close.” Sun … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on taxation

“Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1784

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How to Identify Legal Plunder

“But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits … Continue reading

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Monday pill

The Importance of  walking Walking can add  minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years  old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at  $4,000 per month

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