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Serfs on the Plantation, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Bill Clinton wants Americans to sacrifice more. Larger "contributions" to the government will save the welfare state and the managed economy, Clinton tells the citizenry. Sacrifice more, and permanent prosperity will be just around the corner. Most Americans see through the sham and deceit of the term "contributions." They know the difference between contributions and taxes. If they fail to contribute to their church, nothing happens. If they fail to pay their taxes, they have their bank accounts seized, their homes attached, and their wages garnished by the Internal Revenue Service. They also know that if they forcibly resist the efforts of the IRS, they will soon be in "the hereafter" for having "resisted arrest." Unfortunately, however, most Americans fail to recognize the true nature of their relationship to their government. When Clinton calls for sacrifice through the payment of higher taxes, the average American views the president's ...

Living the Life of the Lie, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In 1949, John T. Flynn published a book entitled The Road Ahead: America's Creeping Revolution. In it he explained that "modern socialism means the assumption by the State of the responsibility and authority for the control of the entire economic system. This does not mean," Flynn pointed out, "that the State will take over every farm, shop, mine and factory." Rather, "the economic system may be kept in private hands to be operated according to plans made by the State and carried out under the supervision and compulsion of the vast and numerous government bureaus. This is the type of socialism with which America is now threatened." And, Flynn warned, "it is being promoted in America by organizations that never pronounce in public the word socialism." But more than ten years before the appearance of Flynn's book, Garet Garrett observed in his 1938 essay, "The Revolution Was," that "there are those ...

Liberty and the Environment: Freedom Protects, Government Destroys

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All of us want a safer, less-polluted environment. Increasingly, people throughout the world have become aware that we are damaging our environment in many ways, harming ourselves and threatening the welfare of future generations. In South America and Asia, rain forests are being destroyed at the rate of over 30 acres a minute. In 50 years, these forests could be completely gone. In Eastern Europe, entire villages are covered by toxic, black soot from industrial pollution. In Western Europe, over 70% of the trees in the Black Forest are sick or dying. Even in the United States, which has one of the best environmental records, there are thousands of potentially deadly toxic waste dumps, and many rivers and streams are threatened with biological destruction by agricultural run-off. Polluting other people's property is wrong, period. An individual has no more right to pollute another person's water or air than he has to put poison in their coffee or arsenic in their food. ...

Book Review: Welfare Economics and Externalities in an Open Ended Universe

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Welfare Economics and Externalities in an Open Ended Universe: A Modern Austrian Perspective by Roy E. Cordato (Boston: Kluwer Academic Press, 1992); 140 pages. Classical liberals and libertarians have traditionally argued that government should be limited to certain essential functions for the sake of social order: police protection against domestic criminals, military force for security against foreign aggression, and a court ...