Socialist Greed vs. Free Market “Greed”

by | Oct 4, 2022


A common scam involves taking a constant reality that always applies to everyone, then uniquely applying it to one set of people or one set of ideas.

Which of the following sounds more greedy to you?:


  1. Give me your money or I’ll have my employees put you in a jail cell and shoot you if you resist (taxation)
  2. I cannot get a penny out of your pocket unless you voluntarily give it to me in exchange for a product, service, or charitable gift


Most of us fear social disapproval, so being called greedy decreases our confidence in promoting the voluntarist ideas of free markets.

No longer should freedom advocates feel guilted by those who advocate government, the primary cause of theft (regulation and taxation) and mass murder (war) today and throughout history.

For more see, The Voluntaryist Handbook.

About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute, host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast and editor of The Voluntaryist Handbook: A Collection of Essays, Excerpts, and Quotes.

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