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A list of the best Milton Friedman quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Milton Friedman quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Milton Friedman quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Milton Friedman should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Milton Friedman quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Milton Friedman

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Governments never learn. Only people learn. Milton Friedman

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I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal. Milton Friedman

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

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Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it. Milton Friedman

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

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

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There's no such thing as a free lunch. Milton Friedman

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Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet. Milton Friedman

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

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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. Milton Friedman

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History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. Milton Friedman

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Most economic fallacies derive - from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another. Milton Friedman

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We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. Milton Friedman

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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. Milton Friedman

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

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Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government. Milton Friedman

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The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman

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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. Milton Friedman