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Could it be Libertarian philosophy rooted back from Laozi / Lao Tzu (5th–4th century BCE) teaching ?

As stated in wikipedia about Taoism and Laozi, I was suprised as I read the paragraph about libertarian philosophy written in a book called Tao Te Ching, followings :

"According to Laozi, the best way to govern is not to govern"

"The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people become."

"argued that minimizing the role of government and letting individuals develop spontaneously would best achieve social and economic harmony."

Similarly, the Cato Institute's David Boaz includes passages from the Daodejing in his 1997 book The Libertarian Reader.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism



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And why not?

Certain truths regarding humanity - body, soul, and spirit - could have been expressed back that far or further. These truths have existed as long as we have.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thank You for the link, really appreciate it

Thank You, tausend mal Danke Schoen, Arigatou Gosaimasta, Terima Kasih, Xie Xie, Gracia, Merci,Kamsahamida

Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.

Gandhi

Interesting

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