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Anthony De Jasay, Karl Marx, Richard Cartwright


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"... the smaller the domain where choices

among alternatives are made collectively,

the smaller will be the probability that

any individual's preference gets overruled."

-- Anthony de Jasay

(1925- ) Hungarian writer

Source: Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, and Order (London and New York: Routledge, 1997), p. 49.




"From each according to his abilities,

to each according to his needs."

-- Karl Marx

(1818-1883) Father of Communism, Author of the 'Communist Manifesto'

Source: The Criticism of the Gotha Program, 1875




"I think that every true reformer, every real friend of liberty,

will agree with me in saying that if we must erect safeguards,

they should be rather for the security of the individual

than of the mass, and that our chiefest care must be

to train the majority to respect the rights of the minority,

to prevent the claims of the few from being trampled

under foot by the caprice or passion of the many."

-- Richard Cartwright

Source: in the Legislative Assembly, Canada, March 9, 1865; reproducedin Janet Ajzenstat, Paul Romney, Ian Gentles, and William D. Gairdner(Eds.), Canada’s Founding Debates (Toronto: Stoddart, 1999), p. 19.


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