Tag Archive for Quotes

Using Proxies For One’s Dirty Work

Yup. If you would not confront your neighbor and demand his money at the point of a gun to solve every new problem that may appear in your life, you should not allow the government to do it for you.…

Why Do You Continue Uphill?

Found this on the FB page of Dr. Robert Higgs yesterday. “The trend today is more people want more government; that’s a fact. But we have to keep moving forward with our philosophy, not because we’ll necessarily succeed but simply…

Walter Williams on Misfortune & Opportunity

via Lawrence Reed on FB. Here’s one that has considerable popular appeal: “It’s wrong to profit from the misfortune of others.” I ask my students whether they’d support a law against doing so. But I caution them with some examples.…

Today’s Quote: Hayek on Morals and Means

Yup. The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. – Friedrich August von Hayek

Today’s Quotes: Orwell & Kirzner

Thanks to Lawrence Reed for this one. “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians” – George Orwell, author of 1984 and Animal Farm And this one I saw on FB. “The phenomenon of…

Today’s Quote: Rothbard On Economic Knowledge

Yup. (pic via Wiki) It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud…

Today’s Quote: C.S. Lewis On Tyranny

Been posted before, but it’s time again. Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber…

Today’s Quotes: de Gaulle, Reed, and Hayek

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. – Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) French president and military leader Why is it that statists believe that if you tax cigarettes you will discourage smoking but if you…