Milton Friedman

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Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.More Milton Friedman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.More Milton Friedman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.More Milton Friedman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.More Milton Friedman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.More Milton Friedman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:41]
Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:45]
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:18]
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:39]
Inflation is taxation without legislation.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:07]
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:11]
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:23]
Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:28]
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:33]
One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:37]
The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:56]
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:05]
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:10]
The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:15]
The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:29]
The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:47]
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed?More Milton Friedman [07/09/2011 11:07:15]
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.More Milton Friedman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes.More Milton Friedman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of More Milton Friedman [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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