Saturday, September 20, 2008

Eternal Enemy of Politicians

"Unfettered private exchange cannot be limited -- as the Chinese  government thinks it can -- to things. Material items are indivisible from the knowledge of how to make them and the ideas upon which that knowledge is based. All the more so, now, in an "information age." Free markets lead to thinking, that eternal enemy of politicians."

P. J. O'Rourke, On the Wealth of Nations

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