Lies, damn lies and government lies, or do I repeat myself?

Liberty & Power
by Robert Higgs

12/03/08

All governments thrive on lies. We might even say that apart from weapons and men cruel enough to wield them on behalf of the rulers, lies are a government’s most essential resource. Opponents of the state may be powerless in nearly every way, but so long as they are free to speak the truth, the rulers can never sleep soundly. It therefore behooves them to suppress the truth and to substitute the state’s propaganda at every turn. Recently the government of Latvia has been illustrating these truths in an especially blatant manner...

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