Milton Friedman

This collection of Milton Friedman quotes was created on 31 July 02012. Friedman was born on 31 July 01912. There were three Milton Friedman quotes in the GDT::Quote collection when this collection was created.

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

-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [government]

Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own.
Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own.
So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to
be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.

-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [life]

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [life]

...quotes added since this collection was created...

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 (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [freedom/drugs]

The denationalization of education would widen the range
of choice available to parents."

-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [education]

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [government]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 31 July 02012
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:36 MST