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323 results for your search term: “the state”.

Frédéric Bastiat on the state as the great fiction by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else (1848)

As, on the one hand, it is certain that we all address some such request to the state, and, on th...

Herbert Spencer on the State’s cultivation of “the religion of enmity” to justify its actions (1884)

Chiefly, however, the maintenance of this faith is necessitated by the maintenance of fitness for...

Mises on the State Theory of Money (1912)

Another acatallactic doctrine seeks to explain the value of money by the command of the state. Ac...

Bastiat on the state vs. laissez-faire (1848)

Laissez-faire! I will begin by saying, in order to avoid any ambiguity, that laissez-faire is use...

Socrates as the “gadfly” of the state (4thC BC)

I am the gadfly of the Athenian people, given to them by God, and they will never have another, i...

Bastiat on the need for urgent political and economic reform (1848)

So, as we have said, two systems (of reform) , discussed at length by polemicists, now confront o...

Herbert Spencer argued that in a militant type of society the state would become more centralised and administrative, as compulsory education clearly showed (1882)

Those who are forced to send their children to this or that school, those who have, directly or i...

Sumner on the legalization of robbery by the State (1883)

The history of the human race is one long story of attempts by certain persons and classes to obt...

Mises on the worship of the state or statolatry (1944)

It has been necessary to dwell upon these truisms because the mythologies and metaphysics of etat...

Bastiat’s Malthusian theory of the growth of the state (1847)

And yet the state, which, after all, is composed of men (although nowadays this is denied, at lea...

Macaulay argues that “the main end” of government is the protection of persons and property (1839)

We consider the primary end of government as a purely temporal end, the protection of the persons...

Anthony de Jasay asks whether states should be invented if they did not already exist (1985)

The state, under either the contractarian or the Marxist hypothesis, has got all the guns. Those ...

Yves Guyot accuses all those who seek Protection from foreign competition of being “Socialists” (1893)

Yes, large and small proprietors alike, those of you are Socialists, who beg for customs duties. ...

John Locke on “perfect freedom” in the state of nature (1689)

TO understand political power right, and derive it from its original, we must consider, what stat...

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...

Jeremy Bentham on rights as a creation of the state alone (1831)

Rights are, then, the fruits of the law, and of the law alone. There are no rights without law—no...

William Graham Sumner on the “do-nothing” state vs. ”the meddling” state (1888)

If a state well performed its functions of providing peace, order and security, as conditions und...

The Australian radical liberal Bruce Smith lays down some very strict rules which should govern the actions of any legislator (1887)

The broad principles, then, which I should venture to lay down as guides for any one assuming the...

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...

William Godwin on the need to simplify and reduce the power of the state (1793)

But this necessity (to resort to violence) does not arise out of the nature of man, but out of th...