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Freedom - Voluntary exchange

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In a market society the proprietors of capital and land can enjoy their property only by employing it for the satisfaction of other people's wants. They must serve the consumers in order to have any advantage from what is their own. The very fact that they own the means of production forces them to submit to the wishes of the public. Ownership is an asset only for those who know how to employ it in the best possible way for the benefit of the consumer. It is a social function.

-Ludwig von Mises

Save a fool from his folly and you will people the world with fools.

-Herbert Spencer

….whoever desires liberty, should understand these vital facts, viz.: 1. That every man who puts money in the hands of a “government”(so called), puts into its hands a sword which will be used against himself, to extort more money from him, and also to keep him in subjection to its arbitrary will. 2. That those who will take his money, without his consent, in the first place, will use it for his further robbery and enslavement, if he presumes to resist their demands in the future.

-Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

What is common to many is taken least care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than for what they possess in common with others.

-Aristotle (attributed)

Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist flag or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

-Albert Einstein September 1933

If I could know that a man were coming to my house with the certain intent of doing me good, I should run for my life.

-Henry David Thoreau

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top dog grew out of a boy's love of sausage, a staple in his German immigrants' New York home over the WWII years. Steaks? Tubesteaks! His paper route to a well-mixed neighborhood assured that Italian, Polish, even Hungarian sausages were soon no strangers to that developing appetite and palate. Nor had he far to go to a cart or stand offering kosher style "Franks", usually steeped but better off the griddle.

Goodness! With kraut n' mustard, please. Raw onions, ketchup (not "catsup") and mayo were unheard of on hot dogs. Burgers maybe ... oh, but that was far away and another day ...more

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