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Getting government out of people’s lives works well

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At least according to FIAS, a part of the world bank. In 2008 they released the report Special Economic Zones: Performance, Lessons learned and Implications for Zone Development.

It concludes that freedom to trade, do business, build, etc. and less regulations is what it takes for a Special Economic Zone to prosper. Shocking, really.

Via Ordning och anarki.

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Gun control has nothing to do with guns, it’s all about control

Found this on gunnit

Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.

– Alexander Hope, from the novel Hope by L. Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman

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Capitalism Magazine – Unhampered Capitalism Will Stop the Insanity

People tend to blame bad business decisions on capitalism. For example, some business owners treat their employees poorly and would advance their own interests better by treating their employees well. Happy employees tend to lead to happy customers, which means more profit for all. People have a bad boss, and they blame the free market. “Government ought to step in where the free market fails,” they say.

This is like blaming oxygen for the actions of criminals. “If we didn’t have so much oxygen, criminals wouldn’t be able to breathe, and there would be less crime.”

It’s just as ridiculous to blame capitalism for the actions of business owners. The “oxygen” of business is unhampered, unrestricted capitalism.

Capitalism Magazine on capitalism today.

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