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Simon Newcomb

[W]ith the progress of society, government has within its sphere grown more powerful and efficient, this sphere has not been greatly enlarged. But the sphere of individual activity has greatly enlarged, and with the spread of knowledge the individual has become better able to maintain his rights against society, and governments are becoming less and less able to manage him.

Simon Newcomb, Principles of Political Economy (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886), p. 447.

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