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Historical Figure of the Month – June 2014

George Stigler


The state --the machinery and power of the state-- is a potential resource or threat to every industry in the society. With its power to prohibit or compel, to take or give money, the state can and does selectively help or hurt a vast number of industries.

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My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.


Thomas Jefferson 


Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.


Woodrow Wilson

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.


Friedrich August von Hayek


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