[ExI] Islamic culture (current) was Religions and violence

samantha sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Aug 2 23:15:57 UTC 2010

Tomasz Rola wrote:
>  - Laisses-faire capitalism
> "In Britain, in 1843, the newspaper The Economist was founded, and became 
> an influential voice for laissez-faire capitalism.[10] In response to the 
> Irish famine of 1846-1849, in which over 1.5 million people died of 
> starvation, they argued that for the government to supply free food for 
> the Irish would violate natural law."

They were quite correct.  Private people were free to donate as much 
food as they wished.  As they were the ones who owned the food and/or 
money to procure it in the first place any other arrangement would have 
involved taking from them again their will and thus would have been immoral.

- samantha

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