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More Government? Less Government?
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Extremely Short Article on
Government's Proper Role and Size

All government arises because men move in opposed ways to their objectives; no one but an anarchist would deny that its existence is, under any circumstances we can foresee, a necessary condition of peaceful social relations. But the argument that, especially in the economic sphere, we are over-governed, is not one with which it is easy to have patience. Less government only means more liberty in a society about the foundations of which men are agreed and in which adequate economic security is general; in a society where there is grave divergence of view about those foundations, and where there is the economic insecurity exemplified by mass-unemployment, it means liberty only for those who control the sources of economic power.


Who wrote this? Hint -- the person's initials are H.L. and it was written more than 50 years ago! Does the argument sound plausible to you?

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