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Thus, since it has not seemed wise to many to "allow" people to harm themselves by freely using opiates, cocaine, or marijuana, people have shown themselves willing to harm the uncooperative with equal or greater severity by fining or seizing their wealth and property, putting them in jail for long periods among hardened, violent criminals, and denying them various rights and privileges of citizenship and commerce in addition to the penalties, such as they may be, of drug use -- in short, by in retribution for disobeying "society." Behind even those sanctions, furthermore, is the threat of should the uncooperative choose to defend their Natural Rights to control of their own bodies by "resisting" the representatives of "authority," the men with guns, by force.

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Then if you were rich and were beaten your case would be taken to the Appellate Court.A poor man cannot take his case to the Appellate Court; he has not the price; and then tothe Supreme Court, and if he were beaten there he might perhaps go to the United StatesSupreme Court. And he might die of old age before he got into jail. If you are poor,it’s a quick job. You are almost known to be guilty, else you would not be there. Whyshould anyone be in the criminal court if he were not guilty? He would not be there if hecould be anywhere else. The officials have no time to look after these cases. The peoplewho are on the outside, who are running banks and building churches and making jails, theyhave no time to examine 600 or 700 prisoners each year to see whether they are guilty orinnocent. If the courts were organized to promote justice the people would elect somebodyto defend all these criminals, somebody as smart as the prosecutor — and give him asmany detectives and as many assistants to help, and pay as much money to defend you as toprosecute you. We have a very able man for State’s Attorney, and he has manyassistants, detectives and policemen without end, and judges to hear the cases —everything handy.

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Most of our criminal code consists in offenses against property. People are sent tojail because they have committed a crime against property. It is of very littleconsequence whether one hundred people more or less go to jail who ought not to go —you must protect property, because in this world property is of more importance thananything else.

Includes  (1752), "My Own Life," by David Hume, and a letter by Adam Smith.

The men redirected their carriages down another road and spied him.

Hill (1838-1916), who built his own transcontinental railroad, the Great Northern, without public subsidies or land grants and often with the political opposition and obstructionism of the rival Northern Pacific and its political backers.

Indeed, her ideal, rather like , was Aristotle.

Some of Rand's stories about the Taggart, for instance the challenge of building a Mississippi bridge, seem to have been inspired by real incidents in the building of the Great Northern.

The of concepts would be about the essential characteristics.

One drawback of Rand's literary method to present her ideas, although it follows in the great Russian tradition of philosophical novels, is the manner in which it sometimes obscures historical realities that would reinforce her argument.

I am not talking pure theory. I will just give you two or three illustrations.

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Thus, an anthropologist at Hunter College and the City University of New York, Marc Edelman, has written a book, [Stanford University Press, 1999], in which the indictment of capitalism, free trade, and "globalization" is pitched in terms that traditional peasants tend to be forced off the land, which destroys their way of life and simply makes them underpaid urban workers.

Hanging men in our county jails does not prevent murder. It makes murderers.

the John Galt of ) display superhuman intellectual and moral powers.

Like any Randian hero, Cassatt had to battle the corrupt political machine of New York City to build something that would only be a benefit for everyone.

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They may also know that such railroads were tangled up in hopelessly corrupt, politicized financial schemes and in the end were so badly run and managed that they all (Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, & Northern Pacific) went bankrupt in the Panic of 1893.