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The Folly of "Ask What You Can Do for Your Country"

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05/28/2020Gary Galles

Governments often demand that you "ask what you can do for your country," but those governments never guarantee us anything in return for our sacrifice.

Narrated by Daniella Bassi.

Original Article: "The Folly of 'Ask What You Can Do for Your Country'​"

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Author:

Gary Galles

Gary M. Galles is a Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University and an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is also a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a member of the Foundation for Economic Education faculty network, and a member of the Heartland Institute Board of Policy Advisors.

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