Milton Friedman

United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born in 1912)

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A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither.Rate it:
Governments never learn. Only people learn.Rate it:
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.Rate it:
History suggests that Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.Rate it:
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.Rate it:
I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.Rate it:
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.Rate it:
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.Rate it:
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.Rate it:
So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not.Rate it:
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.Rate it:
The price works so well, so efficiently, that we are not aware of it most of the time.Rate it:
There is no free lunch.Rate it:
There is one and only one social responsibility of business-to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.Rate it:
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.Rate it:

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