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Jan 10, 2022Liked by elizabeth nickson

Except that they do not know Edmund Burke - not really. Do they cite his opposition to government welfare payments (Thoughts and Details on Scarcity), no they do not. Do they cite his stress on natural justice and individual rights AGAINST the state, which runs through all his writings on Ireland and India, no they do not do that either. Even on "Reflections on the Revolution in France", the only book by Burke that David Brooks and co seem to have heard of, they ignore most of the book - which is an attack on fiat money (in defence of commodity money - gold and silver) and a defence of private property rights against a state that claimed to represent "the people" against the the rights of individual persons.

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