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“Freedom... refer[s] to a social relationship among people -- namely, the absence of force as a prospective instrument of decision making. Freedom is reduced whenever a decision is made under threat of force, whether or not force actually materializes or is evident in retrospect.”     Thomas Sowell

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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