Quotes by Milton Friedman

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

The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Governments never learn. Only people learn.
Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.
Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
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.

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