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Milton Friedman



    Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.

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    If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.

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    Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

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    I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.

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    Inflation is taxation without legislation.

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    So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.

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    The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.

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    We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

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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.

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    When a man spends his own money to buy something for himself,he is very careful about how much he spends and how he spends it.When a man spends his own money to buy something for someone else,he is still very careful about how much he spends, but somewhatless what he spends it on. When a man spends someone else's moneyto buy something for himself, he is very careful about what hebuys, but doesn't care at all how much he spends. And when a manspends someone else's money on someone else, he doesn't care howmuch he spends or what he spends it on. And that's governmentfor you.

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