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John Stuart Mill discusses the origins of the state whereby the “productive class” seeks protection from one “member of the predatory class” in order to gain some security of property (1848)

There is no need to expatiate on the influence exercised over the economical interests of society...

Destutt de Tracy on the damage which government debt and the class which lives off loans to the state cause the industrious classes (1817)

It is then as erroneous to believe that the loans of government are not hurtful to national indus...

Jean-Baptiste Say argues that home-consumers bear the brunt of the cost of maintaining overseas colonies and that they also help support the lavish lifestyles of the planter and merchant classes (1817)

All these losses fall chiefly upon the class of home-consumers, a class of all others the most im...

Herbert Spencer observes that class structures emerge in societies as a result of war and violence (1882)

Where the life is permanently peaceful, definite class-divisions do not exist. … As, at first, th...

Leggett on the tendency of the government to become “the universal dispenser of good and evil” (1834)

Whenever a Government assumes the power of discriminating between the different classes of the co...

Lord Macaulay writes a devastating review of Southey’s Colloquies in which the Poet Laureate’s ignorance of the real condition of the working class in England is exposed (1830)

[T]he labouring classes of this island, though they have their grievances and distresses, some pr...

Bruce Smith on the misconceived and harmful legislation produced by voting as an inevitable though temporary case of “measles” (1887)

If there is any truth in these reflections, then the masses, having deprived kings of their despo...

Molinari on the elites who benefited from the State of War (1899)

Every State includes a governing class and a governed class. The former is interested in the imme...

Franz Oppenheimer on the origin of the state in conquest and subjection by one group over another (1907)

What, then, is the State as a sociological concept? The State, completely in its genesis, essenti...

Yves Guyot warns that a new ruling class of managers and officials will emerge in the supposedly “classless” socialist society of the future (1908)

There will be at least two classes, one consisting of officials to distribute the burdens and the...

Spooner on the “knaves,” the “dupes,” and “do-nothings” among government supporters (1870)

The ostensible supporters of the Constitution, like the ostensible supporters of most other gover...

Adam Smith argues that retaliation in a trade war can sometimes force the offending country to lower its tariffs, but more often than not the reverse happens (1776)

There may be good policy in retaliations of this kind, when there is a probability that they will...

James Mill on the ruling Few and the subject Many (1835)

To understand this unhappy position of a portion of our fellow-citizens, we must call to mind the...

Harriet Martineau condemns tariffs as a “vicious aristocratic principle” designed to harm the ordinary working man and woman (1861)

I perceive you ground your disapprobation of the protective system on the injustice and unkindnes...

John C. Calhoun notes that taxation divides the community into two great antagonistic classes, those who pay the taxes and those who benefit from them (1850)

… it must necessarily follow, that some one portion of the community must pay in taxes more than ...

Yves Guyot on the violence and lawlessness inherent in socialism (1910)

Socialist policy is a permanent menace to the liberty and security of citizens, and cannot theref...

John Hobson argues that sport plays an important part in British imperialism for all classes and that the “spirit of adventure” is now played out in the colonies (1902)

This “spirit of adventure,” especially in the Anglo-Saxon, has taken the shape of “sport,” which ...

William Graham Sumner reminds us never to forget the “Forgotten Man”, the ordinary working man and woman who pays the taxes and suffers under government regulation (1883)

In the definition the word “people” was used for a class or section of the population. It is now ...

Auberon Herbert on the “magic of private property” (1897)

If you surround property with state restrictions, interfere with free trade and any part of the o...

Mises on human action, predicting the future, and who will win the World Cup Football tournament (1966)

Two football teams, the Blues and the Yellows, will play tomorrow. In the past the Blues have alw...