Peace, Easy Taxes, Justice — Adam Smith

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Adam Smith

Little else is required to carry a state to the highest degree of affluence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice; all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things. All governments which thwart the natural course are unnatural, and to support themselves, are obliged to be oppressive and tyrannical.

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