Principium Volume I, Book 2, # 58, 104, and 110

58. …the ideals of social justice, greater equality, and security, which are the ultimate aims of socialism…the methods by which most socialist hope to attain these ends…means the abolition of private enterprise, of private ownership of [the] means of production, and the creation of a system of “planned economy” in which the entrepreneur working for profit is replaced by a central planning body (intent on wealth redistribution)ATJ.

- F. A. Hayek – The Road to Serfdom, 1944


104. Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force a choice upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one’s conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one’s own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.

- F. A. Hayek – The Road to Serfdom, 1944


110. [Natural]ATJ law teaches all mankind…[that]ATJ no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions….Everyone as he is bound to preserve himself…ought he as much as he can do to preserve the rest of mankind, and not unless it be to do justice on an offender, take away or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.

- John Locke – The Second Treatise on Civil Government, 1689

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