“Leonard Read … considered government’s eagerness to violate rather than enforce citizens’ property rights, but then treat the benefits it transferred to others as inviolable property rights. We could profit from his insights in “Causes of Authoritarianism,” from his 1958 Why Not Try Freedom? In it he addressed what he called the fallacy that “Authoritarianism Should Be Removed Gradually.”” End Injustices Now, Not Later | Mises Daily

Leonard Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education, long ago considered government’s eagerness to violate rather than enforce citizens’ property rights, but then treat the benefits it transferred to others as inviolable property rights. We could profit from his insights in “Causes of Authoritarianism,” from his 1958 Why Not Try Freedom? In it he addressed what he called the fallacy that “Authoritarianism Should Be Removed Gradually.”

Source: End Injustices Now, Not Later | Mises Daily

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