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Re: The Rothbard Reader
« on: March 05, 2016, 11:46:38 am »
Μόλις το πάτησα. Περίμενα 5 δευτερόλεπτα, πάτησα το κίτρινο κουμπάκι που είναι πάνω δεξιά και οδηγήθηκα στο βιβλίο, το οποίο και διαβάζω και έχω κατενθουσιαστεί. Νιώθω τόσο κοντά στον Ρόθμπαρντ γιατί λέει τέτοιες τρομερές αλήθειες και μπορεί να δει το Κράτος ως αυτό που είναι, ως μια εγκληματική οργάνωση με μοναδικό σκοπό να παρασιτεί από τις παραγωγικές δυνάμεις της οικονομίας.

Πάρε ένα καυτό απόσπασμα:

Penthouse: But isn’t the government the people, in the sense that it is the only institution that represents everybody, as opposed to selfish interest groups?
Rothbard: No. It represents only a fraction of the people. Let’s say 45 percent of the people vote. If there’s a close election, it means that only 23 percent voted for the winning candidate. That’s hardly all the people. So the government is not the people. The people are the rest of us who are not in government. They’re not us. There is just a group of people out there who call themselves “the government.” When we see a worker moving to a better job because he will make more money, or when we see a businessman moving into an area where he can make more profits, everybody says, “Oh, he’s moving to another job or he’s going to another industry to make a higher income.” And yet when somebody becomes a government employee, suddenly we assume that his objective is completely different. His motivation suddenly becomes “the public interest,” “the common good,” “national security,” or whatever other cliché’s are handed out. It would be a very useful exercise for everybody to think about the government, not as purveyors of the public good, but as bureaucrats trying to maximize their own income. Then see what kind of coherent explanation of the world you come up with.
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