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The Free Market and its Enemies

Written by Subject: Economy - Economics USA
The Free Market and its Enemies
A book of Quotes assembled by James R. Cook        Page 8
“Big Government distracts us the most important job of the government – protecting us” Michael D. Tanner
“Liberty in the United State will never be reestablished so long as elites and masses alike look to the president to perform supernatural feats and therefore tolerate a virtual unlimited exercise of presidential power.  Until we can restore limited, constitutional government in this country, God save us from great presidents.” Robert Higgs
“The mounting burden of taxation not only undermines individual incentives to increased work and earnings, but in a score of ways discourages capital accumulation and distorts, unbalances, and shrinks production.”  Henry Hazlitt
“The more power government has to provide things, the more power it has to dictate terms.” Sheldon Richman
“In a market, goods and services are exchanged through a myriad complex of voluntary transactions, each made to the mutual benefit of those engaging in the transaction.  The costs of bad choices are borne by those who make them.”  Jeffrey A. Singer
“Democracy is a good that people can enjoy without trouble.  It is, on the contrary, a treasure that must be daily defended and conquered anew by strenuous effort.”  Ludwig Von Mises
“Government provided for free tuition tends more and more to produce a uniform conformist education, with collage faculties ultimately dependant for their jobs on the government, and so developing an economic interest in profession and teaching a statist, pro-government and socialist ideology.” Henry Hazlitt
“When government assumes more and more responsibility for our lives, less and less reason exists for us to be virtuous.  We are, in effect, protected from the consequences of nonvirtuous behavior.  The results are readily apparent.  As government has grown, our society has become less likely to work and save, more intemperate and less concerned with the consequences of our actions, less self-reliant, and even less compassionate towards others.”  Michael D. Tanner
“People who never seem to learn claim the government can be made more efficient.” James Cook 

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