• “The power to determine the quantity of money … is too important, too pervasive, to be exercised by a few people, however public-spirited, if there is any feasible alternative.” ~Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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  • “Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” ~Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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  • “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.” ~Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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  • “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both” ~Milton Friedman
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  • “History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly, it is not a sufficient condition.” ~Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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  • “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”
 ~Economist Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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  • “We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.” ~Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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A Free Economy

  • “A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that … it gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” ~ Milton Friedman
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Is Capitalism Necessary?

“History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly, it is not a sufficient condition.” —Milton Friedman American economist and author (1912-2006)

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Modern Wisdom

  • “Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.” —National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008)
  • “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” —Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
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