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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 9
“The increase of social wealth is not accompanied by a diminished number of capitalist magnates, but by an increasing number of capitalists of all degrees.”  Eduard Bernstein
“The interventionist policy [big government] provides thousands and thousands of people with safe, placid and not too strenuous jobs at the expense of the rest of society.”  Ludwig Von Mises
“There is a profound contrast between the effect of foreign aid and of voluntary private investment: Foreign aid goes form government to government.  It is therefore almost inevitably statist and socialistic.”  Henry Hazlitt
“The lower-class individual lives from moment to moment.  If he has any awareness of a future, it is of something fixed, fated, beyond his control:  things happen to him, he does not make them happen.  Impulse governs his behavior, either because he cannot discipline himself to sacrifice a present for a future satisfaction or because he has no sense of the future.  He is therefore radically improvident: whatever he cannot consume immediately he considers valueless.  His bodily needs (especially for sex) and his taste for action take precedence over everything else – and certainly over any work routine.”  Edward C. Banfield
“The social and radical conflict, which springs from redistribution ideology, may deepen as economic output is shrinking and transfer ‘entitlements’ cause budget deficits to soar.  The U.S. Dollar, which has become a mere collar of government finance, is unlikely to survive the soaring deficits.”  Hans F. Sennholz
“No nation has taxed itself to prosperity.”  Rush Limbaugh
“If there is to be no loss whatever of dignity of self-respect in getting and staying on relief, then there can be on gain in dignity or self-respect in making some sacrifices to keep off.”  Henry Hazlitt
“I deny the power of the general government to making paper money of anything else a legal tender.”  Thomas Jefferson

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