There are two fundamentally opposed means whereby man, requiring sustenance, is impelled to obtain the necessary means for satisfying his desires. These are work and robbery, one’s own labor and the forcible appropriation of the labor of others… I propose…to call one’s own labor and the equivalent exchange of one’s own labor for the labor of others, the “economic means” for the satisfaction of needs, while the unrequited appropriation of the labor of others will be called the “political means.”
-Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist and political economist
His magnus opus, The State, laid out plainly that the government, or political, means of acquiring wealth falls in line with the basic definition of robbery. You don’t need to tell us that! There is only one way to prosperity, and it isn’t via the printing press, perhaps someone should let the Federal Reserve know that and tell them to turn presses off before the dollar’s value falls any lower. Inflation anyone?