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Volume 18  Number 4  •  Spring 2014
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The Salmon Trap: An Analogy for People’s Entrapment by the State
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of The Independent Review

Like the salmon traps that were once used to direct fish into captivity, various political schemes direct people toward dependence on the state. And just as salmon can’t turn back, most people are extremely averse to searching for a path toward self-reliance, having lost the capacity or willingness to take on responsibilities that their ancestors routinely undertook.

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Other Independent Review articles by Robert Higgs
    Fall 2017   Freedom of Movement—the Sine Qua Non of Economic Prosperity and Progress
    Summer 2017   Moderation in Response to Provocation Is No Vice
    Winter 2017   First, Do No Harm
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