Milton Friedman
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"Milton Friedman" was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on Consumption (economics)/consumption analysis, Money supply/monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy.

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There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.

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.

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

A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither. .

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.

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.

Governments never learn. Only people learn.

There is no free lunch.

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

In a bureaucratic system, useless work drives out useful work.

There is one and only one social responsibility of business-to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.