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  •  there is none, because none did. (11+ / 0-)
    Can someone cite a legitimate source where any of the founding faters advocated this?
    the founding father of modern economic theory, adam smith, was resolutely against it, citing a need for government regulation, to keep the merchant sector from routinely destroying the economy, directly as the result of laissez-faire. he also advocated for a progressive form of taxation, and was the source for our use of that method today.

    brooks may or may not know this, but it wouldn't matter if he did, it's his job to be a hack.

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