Feb 11, 2009 at 5:23 AM
Mises said that "Society can continue to exist only on the foundation of private property. Whoever champions the latter champions by the same token the preservation of the social bond that unites mankind, the preservation of culture and civilization."
His quote highlights a fundamental problem in the way we talk about government: we say, quite habitually, that the government is "running the country." For example, we might contend that "Now that Obama is running the country, the depression will only get worse." The depression will probably get worse, but Obama isn't running the country -