May 1, 2008
Edward L. Hudgins
Executive Director, The Atlas Society
in a lively conversation
How to Do It and What
It Tells Us
One of the great economic innovations in recent years has been the development of two indices to measure economic freedom around the world one by Heritage Foundation and the other, in the
United States, by the Cato Institute.
The systematic approach of these indices allows us to rigorously advocate capitalism. These indices point to measures of the ethical infrastructure of free markets, including the Objectivist morality, on which is should be based.
To mark Tax Day 2008, Hudgins spoke on the civil war created by our moral monstrosity of a tax system at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform.
He began with this quote from H.L. Mencken: "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods."
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