If you were starving, it's likely that the government was already interfering by preventing the market from getting food to you. In some cases that may be due to regulations and bureaucracy, and, in other cases, entrenched corruption.
Originally Posted by Iolo
"The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule" -- F. A. Hayek.
"A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage" -- Joseph Addison's "Cato, A Tragedy" (1713)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus