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When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion; when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand


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The Nassau Institute
We regret to advise that our lecture series, scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4, 2014 has been postponed to early 2015 due to circumstances beyond our control. Professor Ebeling expresses his profound regret, as we do. The lecture series, usually scheduled in the Spring, was changed to the Fall this year because of scheduling conflicts here, and unfortunately matters have arisen that precludes Dr. [read more]
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