Milton Friedman Quotes

Who is Milton Friedman?

Milton Friedman was an American economist who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis.

Born July 31, 1912
Died November 16, 2006

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Best 10 Quotes by Milton Friedman

“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

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.”

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

“He moves fastest who moves alone.”

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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

Milton Friedman

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“Elite support for so-called free trade is due to the fact that elites share a global perspective at odds with the best interests of the United States. Policies that produce world growth at U.S. expense are endorsed. Policies that benefit the United States while slowing world growth are rejected. Today globalization’s triumph over nationalism is energizing a nationalist revival as nations reassess their individual interests.”

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