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April 23, 2010

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

From Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable (pg 194 of the Mises printing):

Anything goes between consenting adults, and (implicitly) nothing goes but that which is between consenting adults.

Restraint and coercion are two sides of the same coin: the use of improper force on another.

Restraint of behavior between consenting adults is imprisonment, coercion to compel behavior of a non-consenting adult is slavery.


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