Milton Friedman Quotes



Best 11 Quotes by Milton Friedman

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

“All these people see the same data, read the same material, and spend their time trying to guess what each other is going to say.

Their forecasts will always be moderately right — and almost never of much use.”

“Anybody who was easily converted was not worth converting.”

“He moves fastest who moves alone.”

“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

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

“Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.”

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

“The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.”

“There's no such thing as a free lunch.”

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

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