Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on March 4, 2015

in Politics

… is from page 35 of L. Earle Birdzell’s 1975 paper “Business and Government: The Walls Between” (in Neil H. Jacoby, ed., The Business-Government Relationship: A Reassessment [1975]):

For practical purposes today, American business today has no political rights.  True, burglary and embezzlement against a corporation are still crimes, but more to keep out interlopers and to preserve the goose intact for more formal exploitation than because of any governmental solicitude for the victim.


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