The Man versus The State

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The Man versus The State

  • The Man versus The State by Herbert Spencer

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12/31/2014Herbert Spencer

"One of the most powerful and influential arguments for limited government, laissez faire and individualism ever written," says Henry Hazlitt.

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Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer was one of the leading 19th-century English radical individualists. He began working as a journalist for the laissez-faire magazine The Economist in the 1850s. Much of the rest of his life was spent working on an all-encompassing theory of human development based upon the ideas of individualism, utilitarian moral theory, social and biological evolution, limited government, and laissez-faire economics.

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