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The Anti-Investor Protection Act

Bringing arguments without muscle to Capitol Hill is a fool's errand.

An important vote tomorrow by the House Financial Services Committee will remind us of truths told 1,700 years ago by Thucydides, never to be improved upon. Regarding the massacre of a neutral city's inhabitants by Athens in its 30-year war with Sparta, Thucydides explained:

[R]ight, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must. Of the gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a necessary law of their nature they rule wherever they can.

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