About the butcher’s distribution – Victor Hugo: Liberty and Justice For All : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

“Communism and agrarian law think they have solved the second problem [distribution of income]. They are mistaken. Their distribution kills production. Equal partition abolishes emulation. And consequently labour. It is a distribution made by the butcher, who kills what he divides. It is therefore impossible to stop at these professed solutions. To kill wealth is not to distribute it.”

Victor Hugo

via Victor Hugo: Liberty and Justice For All : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education.

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