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First Principles: The Sum of Government Is to Restrain Mankind From Harming Others and Otherwise Free

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Are Too Many Parasites In Government Living On the Wages of the Hard Working

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.”  – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824      

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First Principles: A Good Government Is Wise and Fiscally Responsible To Its Citizens

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Pajama Game – Adler and Ross

The Pajama Game is a musical that opened on May 13, 1954 and is based on the 1953 novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell.  The music and lyrics were composed by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.  The story is that of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Wealth of Nations – Of the Wages of Labour – Adam Smith

We have previously posted  on this magnum opus written by Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith.  An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations aka Wealth of Nations is as previously discussed a fundamental work into … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Happy Labor Day!

“What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Right to Property Is A Positive In the World

“Property is the fruit of labor-property is desirable – it is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not who … Continue reading

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