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Milton Friedman
July 31, 1912 - November 16, 2006
Nationality: American
Category: Economist
Subcategory: American Economist

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.


The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.


Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.


The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.


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


The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.


There's no such thing as a free lunch.


Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.


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


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


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


Governments never learn. Only people learn.


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