• I see the liberty of the individual not only as a great moral good in itself (or, with Lord Acton, as the highest political good), but also as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity.

    Murray Newton Rothbard, Leonard P. Liggio (1975). “"Salutary neglect": the American colonies in the first half of the 18th century”, Crown