“The object of all their aims…is to increase the powers of the State and to entrust it with the care of the national economic life.”
“Karl Marx and Engels want to convert socialism into a German monopoly, and when Marx says ‘Proletariat of all nations, unite,’ what he means is ‘Pan-Germanise.’”
“Karl Marx is nothing but an inventor and manufacturer of myths with which he abuses the credulity of his followers.”
“What remains of Socialism, then, when we come to close quarters with it? And what are the future prospects of this policy of spoliation and of tyranny?”
Proudhon “proclaims the end of the ‘government of man by man’ and of the ‘exploitation of man by man.’ Does he desire that man should be governed by apes?”
Yves Guyot surveys the long history of utopian socialism, from Plato’s lofty speculations to the Jesuits’ brutal exploitation of Paraguay.
A great 19th century French economist, Gustave de Molinari was outspoken about his opposition of protectionist government policy.