Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman

American economist, statistician, and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades
The unions might be good for the people who are in the unions but it doesn't do a thing for the people who are unemployed. Because the union keeps down the number of jobs, it doesn't do a thing for them.More Milton Friedman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What's the difference? How can people be so inconsistent? Why is it that free immigration was a good thing before 1914 and free immigration is a bad thing today? Well, there is a sense in which that answer is right. There's a sense in which free immigration, in the same sense as we had it before 1914 is not possible today. Why not?More Milton Friedman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[T]he burden of government is not measured by how much it taxes, but by how much it spends.More Milton Friedman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Richard Nixon was a very intelligent and able man. And he had the right ideas. But he did not have the adherence to principles that [Ronald] Reagan had. He did some very good things. We owe to Richard Nixon the volunteer army - he got rid of the draft. And that was a major increase in freedom.More Milton Friedman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's no way to avoid a burden on your freedom. The costs themselves are a burden on your freedom. The restrictions that are necessary in order to get rid of the terrorists are a burden to your freedom. So there's no way in the short run to avoid a restriction on your freedom.More Milton Friedman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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