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20 October 2011

Why Does Lobbying Exist?

I'm reading Tim Sandefur's book "Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America" and it is excellent.  Tim works for the Pacific Legal Foundation which does great work defending people's liberties.  He is on the Armstrong and Getty Show semi-regularly.  You should look up the podcasts with him being interviewed because they're great.  Here is a quote from the book:

Whenever government has the power to put burdens on some people, or give benefits to other people, citizens will begin to spend their time and energy trying to convince the government to give those benefits to them.  The more government undermines property rights and redistributes assets between groups, the more lobbying will go on.

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