Monday, January 7, 2008

The Market for Liberty

"Private enterprise maintains and expands itself by continually offering people things they want. Government maintains and expands itself by depriving people of things they want, by means of forcibly seizing their goods (taxation) and forcibly preventing them from trading and living as they choose (regulation). Thus, private enterprise continually increases the prosperity and well-being of it customers, while government continually decreases the prosperity and well-being of its citizens."
-- Morris and Linda Tannehill, THE MARKET FOR LIBERTY, Laissez Faire Books, NY 1984

The quotation is a good description of how the public school system operates, reducing our prosperity and well-being by forcibly taking our money and dumbing down most of our children. Meanwhile, private individuals (by creating private schools and homeschooling) do far better in education and force not a penny from anyone, benefiting everyone.

That's all for today.

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