Nothing Short of Wanton Cruelty

I’m for separation of church and state, separation of school and state, separation of sports and state — hell, I’m actually for separation of human beings and state across the board.

The state poisons everything it touches, and its effect on the minds and souls of the less discerning — not to say dimwitted — people is nothing short of wanton cruelty.

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Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, the University of Economics, Prague, and George Mason University. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow at the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.