Quotes by Albert Jay Nock

"I wonder how many such men in America would know that Communism, the New Deal, Fascism, Nazism, are merely so-many trade-names for collectivist Statism, like the trade-names for tooth-pastes which are all exactly alike except for the flavouring."
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"It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the State makes the seizure of wealth a matter of legalized privilege, so long will the squabble for that privilege go on."
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"When a beggar asks us for a quarter, our instinct is to say that the State has already confiscated our quarter for his benefit, and he should go to the State about it."
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"Another strange notion pervading whole peoples is that the State has money of its own; and nowhere is this absurdity more firmly fixed than in America. The State has no money. It produces nothing. It existence is purely parasitic, maintained by taxation; that is to say, by forced levies on the production of others. “Government money,” of which one hears so much nowadays, does not exist; there is no such thing."
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"All the power [the State] has is what society gives it, plus what it confiscates from time to time on one pretext or another; there is no other source from which State power can be drawn. Therefore every assumption of State power, whether by gift or seizure, leaves society with so much less power."
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Books by Albert Jay Nock

Albert Jay Nock
  • Albert Jay Nock

  • Date of birth: October 13, 1870
  • Died: August 19, 1945
  • Born: in Scranton, Pennsylvania, The United States.

  • Description: American libertarian author, Georgist, social critic of the early and middle 20th century, outspoken opponent of the New Deal.

    He served as a inspiration for the modern libertarian and Conservative movements.

    He was one of the first Americans to self-identify as "libertarian"

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