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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/5784/what-was-wrong-with-the-old-world/

What Was Wrong With the Old World

October 20, 2006 by


The problem of human life on this earth, wrote Rose Wilder Lane, is the problem of finding the method of applying combined human energies to this earth to get from it the necessities of human life. This problem has never been solved by assuming that an Authority controls individuals. To the degree that men in Government have assumed this authority and responsibility, and have used their actual police force in attempting to control the productive uses of human energy, to that degree the energy has failed to work. FULL ARTICLE

{ 54 comments }

greg October 29, 2006 at 10:43 am

JimB, you are incoherent. I’m out.

David White October 29, 2006 at 11:07 am

Greg:

Yes, Jim Bradley is incoherent, but that doesn’t stop him from endlessly posting on this site, as he seems, for whatever reason, to be addicted to it.

So be it, then, as we defend our ideas not to convert people like him to the cause but that others might see for themselves that when it comes to moral clarity, libertarianism reigns supreme.

JIMB October 30, 2006 at 8:48 pm

Greg – Man dominates nature by being in submission to natural law. You speak as if man can “dominate natural law” or (the same claim in another form) “create any society he wants”: which are completely false.

JIMB October 30, 2006 at 8:50 pm

David W & Greg – It’s nice to have a semi-intelligent conversation. But, I’d be careful of accusing others of being incoherent without careful thought. One cannot claim “better or worse” unless there is a standard, which presumes a structure to nature, which further presupposes a lawful organization of reality which we are UNDER not over.

Thanks for the participation.

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