The Man Versus the State: With Six Essays on Government, Society, and Freedom

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Spencer develops various specific disastrous ramifications of the wholesale substitution of the principle of compulsory cooperation--the statist principle--for the individualist principle of voluntary cooperation. His theme is that "there is in society . . . that beautiful self-adjusting principle which will keep all its elements in equilibrium. . . . The attempt to regulate all the actions of a community by legislation will entail little else but misery and compulsion." Herbert Spencer joined the staff of the London ...

The Man Versus the State: With Six Essays on Government, Society, and Freedom 1982, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

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The Man Versus the State: With Six Essays on Government, Society, and Freedom 1982, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

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