Saturday, August 2, 2014

Time Cannot Kill A Great Idea

By Chris Rossini

Yesterday, Robert Wenzel pointed to some fantastic thoughts by Robert Ringer. (SEE: It’s counter-intuitive thinking, but …)

Let's go back 41 years to 1973. Here's Harry Browne driving the same point home in "How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World":
Working through government to get what you want is a classic example of an indirect alternative. The success of your plans depends far more upon what other people do than upon your own decisions. First you have to rally public support so that Congress will act; then you must hope that the President and the bureaucracy will carry out the plan as you intended it. You have to go through thousands of people to get to your objective.

Whatever it is you want, there’s bound to be a direct alternative available that requires only your own decision. If there are people you want to aid, for example, you can accomplish far more by keeping the taxes and paying the money directly to those people.

The government can’t carry out your plans for you, but you can.

Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Follow @chrisrossini on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. Harry was a great libertarian. I still miss his articles and shows.