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Milton Friedman – Equality and freedom

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Milton FriedmanA society that puts equality – in the sense of equality of outcome – ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.

Milton Friedman   (1912-2006)
Free to Choose

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Milton Friedman – Economic and political freedom

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Milton FriedmanFreedom in economic arrangements is itself a component of freedom broadly understood, so economic freedom is an end in itself. . .Economic freedom is also an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom.

Milton Friedman   (1912-2006)
Capitalism and Freedom

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Milton Friedman – Political freedom means the absence of coercion

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Milton FriedmanPolitical freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority.

Milton Friedman   (1912-2006)

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Milton Friedman – Every friend of freedom

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Milton FriedmanEvery friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.

Milton Friedman   (1912-2006)

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Milton Friedman – Environmentalism and the right amount of pollution

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Milton FriedmanEven the most ardent environmentalist doesn’t really want to stop pollution. If he thinks about it, and doesn’t just talk about it, he wants to have the right amount of pollution. We can’treally afford to eliminate it – not without abandoning all the benefits of technology that we not only enjoy but on which we depend.

Milton Friedman   (1912-2006)
There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

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