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Forms of government

Quote 861

“Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called, and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

   --  John Stuart Mill

The basic forms of government

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Forms of Government

Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon

   --  Henry David Thoreau

Quote 929

“Planning leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and, as such, essential if central planning on a large scale is possible.

   --  Friedrich von Hayek

Centralized ordering processes are sometimes referred to as “vertical,” or “top down” ordering, while decentralized ordering processes are referred to as “horizontal” or “bottom up” ordering.