Quote by: Wilhelm Röpke

In spite of its alluring name, the welfare state stands or falls by compulsion. It is compulsion imposed upon us with the state’s power to punish noncompliance. Once this is clear, it is equally clear that the welfare state is an evil the same as every restriction of freedom.

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Author Bio

  • NameWilhelm Röpke
  • DescriptionGerman economist
  • BornOctober 10, 1899
  • DiedFebruary 12, 1966
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionEconomist
  • AwardsGrand Merit Cross Of The Order Of Merit Of The Federal Republic Of Germany