Every evil of the day, even those directly caused by the government, are blamed on the market economy. [Day 10 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this Mises Daily originally ran January 1, 2008.]
There is 1 percent out there who do live parasitically off the population and exploit the 99 percent. Even today the state is made up of a tiny sliver of the population but is the cause of all the impoverishing wars, inflation, taxes, regimentation, and social conflict.
Los gobiernos pueden perpetuar la violencia en la guerra y contra la población civil todos los días, pero cuando una persona privada hace lo mismo por razones políticas, se lucha para ver qué línea de pensamiento pagará qué precio.
Governments can perpetuate violence in war and against the civilian population every day, but when a private person does the same for political reasons, a struggle ensues to see which line of thinking will pay what price.
Lefties have protested against Chiquita Banana for so long that most activists probably forget why they are supposed to hate the company. The company does have a spotty history, especially when it was United Fruit. For decades after the turn of the 20th century, US military interventions in Latin...