Economic Freedom: Toward a Theory of Measurement : Proceedings of an International Symposium

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The Fraser Institute, 1991 - Business & Economics - 214 pages
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Page 27 - The labour of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever, then, he removes out of the state that nature hath provided and left it in, he hath mixed his labour with it, and joined to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his property.
Page 28 - The great and chief end therefore of men's uniting into commonwealths and putting themselves under government is the preservation of their property.
Page 27 - To understand political power right, and derive it from its original, we must consider what state all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the K 2 / bounds of the law of nature ; without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man.
Page 35 - He could travel abroad or leave his country for ever without a passport or any sort of official permission. He could exchange his money for any other currency without restriction or limit. He could buy goods from any country in the world on the same terms as he bought goods at home. For that matter, a foreigner could spend his life in this country without permit and without informing the police. Unlike the countries of the European continent, the state did not require its citizens to perform military...
Page 2 - Historical evidence speaks with a single voice on the relation between political freedom and a free market. I know of no example in time or place of a society that has been marked by a large measure of political freedom, and that has not also used something comparable to a free market to organize the bulk of economic activity.
Page 35 - Until August 1914 a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond the post office and the policeman.
Page 133 - I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country'?
Page 94 - Domestic taxes on goods and services. Taxes on international trade and transactions includes import duties, export duties, profits of export or import marketing boards, exchange profits, and exchange taxes. Other taxes includes employers' payroll or manpower taxes, taxes on property, and other taxes.
Page 25 - You can have a Lord, you can have a King, but the man to fear is the tax collector.

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