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The Genesis of the State

October 25, 2010 by

There are two fundamentally opposed means whereby man, requiring sustenance, is impelled to obtain the necessary means for satisfying his desires. These are work and robbery, one’s own labor and the forcible appropriation of the labor of others. FULL ARTICLE by Franz Oppenheimer


jason October 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

All I can say is, WOW. I tend to believe that the argument against the state is very, very simple. Simplicity is also necessary if the idea is ever to be adopted by the masses.

Camorim October 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

To Jason

Oh man. Get back to Mises to read better. Cap.XXVII, §3 – THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MARKET. The Delimitation of Governmental Functions. At least, try.

Camorim October 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I forget to tel whero to read: Human action.

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