Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Regulations, expense, and lost freedom

This Mises.org article explains the results of government interventionism at all levels.

A Wonderful World of Parrillas
by N. Joseph Potts
[Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006]
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This is a story about a barbecue. In the South Florida back yard of a friend who had invited me over for dinner, I saw a most unusual barbecue, but what I learned about it from its owner informed me about a lot more than barbecues.

It hinted at the incredible power of freedom — the freedom of people to trade with each other, over distances and across borders. A freedom that has always throughout my life and the life of everyone else alive today been throttled, bled, and interfered with by government, for government. If it hadn't been, this would be no story at all. It would be everyday routine.

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