The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an
endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
— H. L. Mencken
The real puzzle … Where do you find the support for free markets? If free markets weren’t so damn efficient, they could never have survived, because they have so many enemies, and so few friends.
— Milton Friedman (source)