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Friday, May 05, 2017

We Are Not Civilized

Adam Smith, in his Lectures:

[T]he government in a civilized country is much more expensive than in a barbarous one; and when we say that one government is more expensive than another, it is the same as if we said that the one country is farther advanced in improvement than another. To say that the government is expensive and the people not oppressed is to say that the people are rich. There are many expenses necessary in a civilized country for which there is no occasion in one that is barbarous. 

Welcome to the Barbarous States of America.

ntodd

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Invisible hand jobs for everybody! That's what's Making America Great Again!

Posted by: Rmj | May 5, 2017 6:55:53 PM

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