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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/13283/classical-liberal-exploitation-theory/

Classical-Liberal Exploitation Theory

July 15, 2010 by

The classical-liberal theory is not only more correct and faithful to socioeconomic reality than the Marxist theory but it may well account for one of the major contradictions within Marxism itself. FULL ARTICLE by Ralph Raico


Barry Loberfeld July 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

Thanks to Mises.org for reintroducing such lost gems as this!

Raico mentions Paine and his Rights of Man. Its classic statement:

A great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of government. It had its origin in the principles of society and the natural constitution of man. It existed prior to government, and would exist if the formality of government was abolished. The mutual dependence and reciprocal interest which man has upon man, and all parts of a civilized community upon each other, create that great chain of connection which holds it together. The landholder, the farmer, the manufacturer, the merchant, the tradesman, and every occupation, prospers by the aid which each receives from the other, and from the whole. Common interest regulates their concerns, and forms their laws; and the laws which common usage ordains, have a greater influence than the laws of government. In fine, society performs for itself almost every thing which is ascribed to government.

Guard July 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Very good. Anarchy is often viewed as what would happen if government were suddenly removed from a society, giving little thought to what the society might have been like before the government was added.
Family, natural abilities, economic exchanges and individual relationships all contribute more order to society than any government.

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