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It Started with Plato

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08/21/2009S. Harcourt-Rivington

Plato was the first of the "planners" and the true founder of socialism. In his Republic the Athenian philosopher set out a blueprint for the evolution of what has come to be called the "Welfare State", writes S. Harcourt-Rivington.

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S. Harcourt-Rivington

S. Harcourt-Rivington as a British economist and regular contributor to the Daily Mail and other London publications, and also to French and South American journals. His books include The Evolution of Industry and The Great Menace, an exposition of the evils of collectivist regimes.

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