Should You Be Hoarding? | Laissez-Faire Bookstore

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…Historically, government has frowned upon hoarding. In an economic collapse or disaster, that frown turns into a scowl in a flash. Anti-hoarding laws are passed or miscreants are arrested under frivolous laws like transporting gasoline in unapproved containers. Again, government criminalizes hoarders not merely in order to assert its control, but also to deflect blame from the policies and inefficiencies actually responsible for empty shelves. By stirring up public resentment toward those who own one more can of peas than their neighbors, politicians avoid the full and just brunt of the anger…

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2 thoughts on “Should You Be Hoarding? | Laissez-Faire Bookstore

  1. veritaze 11/23/2012 / 9:57 PM

    Reblogged this on Veritaze and commented:
    Anyone that lived through the Great Depression would beg to differ with governments who frown on “hoarding”. Scumbag government is a parasite.

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