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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 369 of William Leggett [2]‘s February 11, 1837, Plaindealer essay, “Free Trade, Taxes, and Subsidies,” as this essay is reprinted and titled in Democratick Editorials [3], Lawrence H. White, ed. (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1984):

But the moment government says to the citizens, you who are engaged in one branch of trade, or you who consume one description of commodity, shall pay taxes; and you who deal in another branch of traffick, or consume articles of a different description, shall not be taxed; it obviously violates the proper freedom of trade, as well as the great democratick principle of equal rights.

DBx: This collection of Leggett’s brilliant essays is available, free of charge, on-line here [4].