Thursday, March 21, 2019

Robert Higgs On Income Redistribution (a Misnomer In that the Income Was Never Distributed but Rather, Earned)

"......the transfer society quashes genuine virtue. Redistribution of income by means of government coercion is a form of theft. Its supporters attempt to disguise its essential character by claiming that democratic procedures give it legitimacy, but this justification is specious. Theft is theft, whether it be carried out by one thief or by a hundred million thieves acting in concert. And it is impossible to found a good society on the institutionalization of theft." "Against Leviathan" 2004...….Yes, I've made some similar comments myself pertaining to the subject but hearing the message form one of America's foremost libertarian thinkers certainly adds some gravitas. I hope.

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