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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/13947/democracy-and-laissez-faire-a-new-york-case-study/

Democracy and Laissez-Faire: A New York Case Study

September 20, 2010 by

Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state’s largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s or to any consistent, across-the-board application of laissez-faire. New York’s Constitution of 1846 remains an interesting example. FULL ARTICLE by Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.

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Melvin Smith September 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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Larry N. Martin September 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

But Melvin, it didn’t help your back?? Try sitting up in your chair while reading the blog, assuming you stick around long enough to read it.

JME December 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I get tired of hearing everyone complain and argue that the free market doesn’t work, and that it disadvantages the “working class.” After World War II when industrial production exploded everyone benefited.

The problem now is too much government control and interference in the free market. Even if it is true that talented entrepreneurs are selfish and look out for their own interests, they still need workers to generate the products to sell and generate revenue for them.

The lefts idea that the pie is finite is wrong, and it should be clear to anyone the pie keeps growing.

The real problem is too much confiscation of money by the government and the inefficient redistribution of that money back to the states and populace.

The whole argument gives me a pain in the back because it simply makes no sense to me.

John

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