• If we look around, then, at the crucial problem areas of our society - the areas of crisis and failure - we find in each and every case a “red thread” marking and uniting them all: the thread of government. In every one of these cases, government either has totally run or heavily influenced the activity.

    Murray Newton Rothbard (1978). “For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto”, p.95, Ludwig von Mises Institute