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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 20

Nothing demeans the modern state more than the preoccupation of its citizens with the possibility that the poorest of their number may be getting something for nothing, and no other attitude does more to keep those presently powerful in power. This is what permits them to mobilize the working classes against the poor, rather than against them, and no other attitude is more universal among modern industrial societies. ...a commitment to the equality of human beings, if seriously meant, should be quite independent of any obligation to participate in the economic process.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg
The Disposal Of Liberty And Other Industrial Wastes


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