Frases de Isabel Paterson

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Isabel Paterson

Fecha de nacimiento: 22. Enero 1886
Fecha de muerte: 10. Enero 1961

Isabel Paterson fue una periodista, novelista y filósofa política canadiense-estadounidense, además de una crítica literaria y cultural destacada en su tiempo. El historiador Jim Powell llamó a Paterson una de las tres madres fundadoras del libertarismo estadounidense, junto a Rose Wilder Lane y Ayn Rand, quienes reconocieron a Paterson como inspiradora intelectual. En 1943 publicó su obra más famosa, "El dios de la máquina", un tratado de filosofía política, economía, e historia, el cual llegó a conclusiones y creencias que muchos libertarios han adoptado como pilares de su propia filosofía. El biógrafo de Paterson, Stephen D. Cox cree que ella fue "la primera progenitora del libertarismo tal como lo conocemos hoy en día". En una carta de 1943, Rand escribió que "El dios de la máquina es un documento que literalmente podría salvar el mundo ... El dios de la máquina hace para el capitalismo lo que El capital hizo para los comunistas y lo que la Biblia hizo para los cristianos".[1]​

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„The possibility of a short circuit, ensuing leakage and breakdown or explosion, occurs in the hook-up of political organization to the productive processes.“

—  Isabel Paterson
The God of the Machine (1943), Context: These are not sentimental considerations; they constitute the mechanism of production and therefore of power. Personal liberty is the pre-condition of the release of energy. Private property is the inductor which initiates the flow. Real money is the transmission line; and the payment of debts comprises half the circuit. An empire is merely a long circuit energy-system. The possibility of a short circuit, ensuing leakage and breakdown or explosion, occurs in the hook-up of political organization to the productive processes. This is not a figure of speech or analogy, but a specific physical description of what happens. p. 62

„As such, the least practicable measure of government must be the best. Anything beyond the minimum must be oppression.“

—  Isabel Paterson
The God of the Machine (1943), Context: Men are born free, that since they begin with no government, they must therefore institute government by voluntary agreement, and thus government must be their agent, not their superior. Since volition is a function of the individual, the individual has the precedent right. Then even if it was presumed that government did equate roughly with the moral shorcomings of humanity, it should still be limited and subsidiary. If everyone were invariably honest, able, wise, and kind, there should be no occasion for government. Everyone would readily understand what is desirable and what is possible in given circumstances, all would concur upon the best means toward their purpose and for equitable participation in the ensuing benefits, and would act without compulsion or default. The maximum production was certainly obtained from such voluntary action arising from personal initiative. But since human beings will sometimes lie, shirk, break promises, fail to improve their faculties, act imprudently, seize by violence the goods of others, and even kill one another in anger or greed, the government might be defined as the police organization. In that case, it must be described as a necessary evil. It would have no existence as a separate entity, and no intrinsic authority; it could not be justly empowered to act excepting as individuals infringed one another's rights, when it should enforce prescribed penalties. Generally, it would stand in the relation of a witness to contract, holding a forfeit for the parties. As such, the least practicable measure of government must be the best. Anything beyond the minimum must be oppression. p. 69

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