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Friday, October 14, 2011

Mises on Government (a note for Occupy Wall Street)

"The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom."

-Ludwig von Mises


  1. OWS is the culmination of 12-18 years of public education for most of these people I think. What, in all their school lives, have they been taught? If they want, government should provide. How did these 99% get their "higher" education. It was subsidized in government "loans". Who paid for their early so called education? Not them, it was provided by forced philanthropy,(haha). This is no surprise, and the public schrool system can now point to these protests and claim, "See, public education does work"! Indeed it does.

  2. How true, it has accomplished its intended goals. I suppose it is an effective means of education after all!