Sunday, February 8, 2009

"The World Runs On Individuals Pursuing Their Separate Interests"

Compliments of The Surly Beaver, we have an outstanding and succinct defence of capitalism as the only appropriate economic distributive system known to man.

Choice moments:

"The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus."

"If you want to know where the masses are worst off, it is exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from capitalism."

"The record of history is absolutely crystal clear that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprising citizen."

"Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest?

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