Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

From CapMag The Ultimate Resource (probably titled after the book of the same name by Julian Simon, h/t Adam Smith Blog):

The greatest threat to mankind's prosperity is government. A recent example is Zimbabwe's increasing misery. Like our country, Zimbabwe had a flourishing agriculture sector, so much so it was called the breadbasket of southern Africa. Today, its people are on the brink of starvation as a result of its government. It's the same story in many countries -- government interference with mankind's natural tendency to engage in wealth-producing activities. Blaming poverty on overpopulation not only lets governments off the hook; it encourages the enactment of harmful policies.
On a related note, "The New Religion" also from Adam Smith Blog.

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