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The Free Market and its Enemies

Written by Subject: Motivation
The Free Market and its Enemies
A book of Quotes assembled by James R. Cook        Page 5
“Capitalism will continue to eliminate mass poverty in more and more places and to an increasingly marked extent, if it is merely permitted to do so.”  Henry Hazlitt
“…the greatest political problem facing the world today is…how to curb the oppressive power of government, how to keep it within reasonable bounds.” Leonard E. Read
“Liberals see the constitution itself as “living” and “evolving”- that is, gradually turning into something that would be totally unrecognizable to its authors.” Joseph Sobran
“The capitalist system has lifted mankind out of mass poverty.  It is this system that in the last century, in the last generation, even in the last decade, has acceleratively been changed the face of the world, and has provided the masses of mankind with amenities that even kings did not posses or imagine a few generations ago.” Henry Hazlitt
“Those whose hardships are set forth in pamphlets and proclaimed in sermons and speeches which echo in society, are assumed to be all worthy souls, grievously wronged; and none of them are thought of as bearing penalties of their misdeeds.” Herbert Spencer
“Government means always coercion and compulsion and is by necessity the opposite of liberty.  Ludwig Von Mises
“Government doesn’t work.  You work, I work, Federal Express works, Microsoft works, The Salvation Army works, Alcoholics Anonymous works, but Government doesn’t.”  Harry Browne
“Can anyone recall the last time a government bureaucracy declared that it had fulfilled its mission and now should be abolished?”  Michael D. Tanner
“Short-sighted and impatient efforts to wipe out poverty by severing the connection between effort and reward can only lead to the growth of a totalitarian state, and destroy the economic progress that this country has so dearly bought.” Henry Hazlitt
“The state is the great fiction by which everybody tries to live at the expense of everyone else.” Frederick Bastiat

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