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All Socialism Involves Slavery

In this excerpt from Man Versus the State, Herbert Spencer argues that as the state tries to regulate more of our lives, it inches us closer to slavery.

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The New Toryism

In this chapter from The Man versus the State, Herbert Spencer attacks the rise of paternalist politics.

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Labor and Commerce

In this selection from The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith discusses prices in terms of labor and happiness.

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Nonintervention

In this essay, Richard Cobden argues that “that no foreign State has a right by force to interfere with the domestic concerns of another State.”