The militarization of compassion

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March 21, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Peter J. Boettke  
Posted in Commentary

"John Stuart Mill wrote in his Principles of Political Economy that 'what has so often excited wonder' in observers is 'the great rapidity with which countries recover from a state of devastation; the disappearance, in a short time, of all traces of the mischiefs done by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and the ravages of war. An enemy lays waste a country by fire and sword, and destroys or carries away nearly all the moveable wealth existing in it: all the inhabitants are ruined, and yet in a few years after, everything is much as it was before.'" (03/21/11)  

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