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    mkor7

    this one is incredible -

    we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. [...] If we run into such debts [...] we must live, as [the English] now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.
    Where did you find them?

    It is the highest impertinence ... in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, ... They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. - Adam Smith

    by treesrock on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 06:19:03 AM PDT

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