Re: Libertarian Economics

Kennita Watson (
Sun, 21 Sep 1997 02:15:53 -0700

>Henry George summed it all up in one sentence in his book Social Problems:
>"There is in nature no reason for poverty."
>Poverty is man-made, and the only agency with the power to create massive
>poverty is government.
>Hunger can be nature-made in a primitive isolated farm economy that
>has a drought, but this is not the massive global poverty that cannot
>be due to nature, since nature provides more than enough resources.
>Read *Progress and Poverty* for starters.
Hmm. I don't have time for the book, but the term that comes to my mind
is "supply line". Producing resources is not the same as getting them to
people. It does occur to me, though, that without government people
might be more likely to go to where the resources are.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
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