Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Authority IV

"What matters is to emphasize the fundamental idea in my party's economic program clearly; the idea of authority. I want the authority; I want everyone to keep the property he has acquired for himself according to the principle: 'Benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual.' But the state should retain supervision and each property owner should consider himself appointed by the state. It is his duty not to use his property against the interests of others among his own people. This is the crucial matter. The Third Reich will always retain its right to control the owners of property."
--Adolph Hitler, 1931,
as quoted in "Nazi Economics: Ideology, Theory, and Policy" (1990), by Avraham Barkai, pp. 26-27

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