Saturday, October 6, 2012

When Politics Corrupts Money

When Politics Corrupts Money

" It is not until the rise of a powerful central government that controls large segments of of the economy, a trend that (in America) started with the socialist “progressive” movement of the late 1800s, that the focus and aim of politics became the buying and selling of political favors.

When the government is charged, not with protecting the rights of individuals to produce peacefully and trade consensually, but with attempting to control economic activity, the inevitable result is influence-peddling by interest groups. Historically and logically, influence peddling follows government controls as inevitably as night follows day."

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