Statism: ’Socialized Dishonesty’

Leonard Read,

Foundation for economic education

[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others - on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.

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