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  • Friedman / Freedom

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on September 1st, 2011 (All posts by )

    “A society that puts equality – in the sense of equality of outcome – ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality or freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom. On the other hand, a society that puts freedom first will, as a happy by-product, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality.”

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    7 Responses to “Friedman / Freedom”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      One wonders why the idiots in Washington continue to follow Keynes and not Friedman.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      Not idiots. They seize more power for themselves that way.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      Friedman can say that he saved a country’s financial system – wasn’t it Chile? All Keynes can claim is making them worse. But you are right – Friedman’s economics involves more laissez-faire models while Keynes is centralized government control.

    4. Jonathan Says:

      Keynes gets a bad rap for the misdeeds of his acolytes.

    5. Mike Says:

      I think history demonstrates that those who publicly clamor for social equality by force of law are really seeking a situation where they are in control and others are not. For them, equality is merely a path to power and wealth that is easily sold to the rubes who will enable them.

    6. tyouth Says:

      What would Milton do?

      (I think he’d vote for Mr. Paul, but I’m no expert on MF or his life.)

    7. Sev Says:

      Outstanding quotation from Friedman.
      Agree w/ Tyouth — vote Ron Paul in 2012.