Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market by Leonard E. Read

By Leonard E. Read

"My thesis," Leonard learn informs us during this extraordinary e-book, "in easiest phrases, is: allow a person do something he pleases, as long as it really is peaceable; the function of presidency, then, is to maintain the peace." simply so. This publication is a vintage, compelling assertion of the political philosophy of libertarianism and assertion of the guiding ideas of the root for financial schooling.

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Violence is morally insupportable! Defensive force is never an initial action. It comes into play only secondarily, that is, as the antidote to aggressive force or violence. Any individual has a moral right to defend his life, the fruits of his labor (that which sustains his life), and his liberty-by demeanor, by persuasion, or with a club if necessary. Defensive force is morally warranted. Moral rights are exclusively the attributes of individuals. They inhere in no collective, governmental or other- 34 ANYTHING THAT'S PEACEFUL wise.

Any person who knows how to drive has succeeded in relegating driving's countless motions to the control of something akin to the autonomic nervous system. To know requires that one's responses become as automatic as breathing or writing; that is, become conditioned reflexes. Now, consider a situation in which the relationship between decision and action is greatly complicated: a gunman in the back seat employing his thinking to command even the minutest actions of the driver. There could be no driving at all!

Plato's Definition of Socialism What actually is meant by total socialism? As a hint, here is a statement by Plato: The greatest principle of all is that nobody, whether male or female, should be without a leader. Nor should the mind of anybody be habituated to letting him do anything at all on his own initiative; neither out of zeal, nor even playfully. But in war and in the midst of peace-to his leader he shall direct his eye and follow him faithfully. And even in the smallest matter he should stand under leadership.

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