Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"Altruism is a code of ethics which hold the welfare of others as the standard of 'good', and self-sacrifice as the only moral action. The unstated premise of the doctrine of altruism is that all relationships among men involve sacrifice. This leaves one with the false choice between maliciously exploiting the other person (forcing them to be sacrificed) or being 'moral' and offering oneself up as the sacrificial victim."-- Jeff Landauer Source: Jeff Landauer and Joseph Rowlands
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton (1947- ) Wife of President Bill Clinton, US Senator (NY-D) Source: speaking at a Democratic party fundraiser in San Francisco , June 28, 2004.
Since the State necessarily lives by the compulsory confiscation of private capital, and since its expansion necessarily involves ever-greater incursions on private individuals and private enterprise, we must assert that the state is profoundly and inherently anti-capitalist. -- Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) Dean of the Austrian School of Economics Source: Anatomy of the State