Quote of the Day – Milton Friedman

David Davis

A society that puts equality – in the sense of equality of outcome – ahead of freedom, will end up with neither equality or freedom.

The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom.

On the other hand, a society that puts freedom first will, as a happy by-product, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality. Freedom means diversity but also mobility. It preserves the opportunity for today’s less well off to become tomorrow’s rich, and in the process, enables almost everyone, from top to bottom, to enjoy a richer and fuller life.

One response to “Quote of the Day – Milton Friedman

  1. Sounds good and it a cursory look at history will find examples where it seems to be or is true. However, the same cursory look will also provide examples where it is not true. As ever, it all depends on the circumstances of each case and of the motives and personalities of the people involved. There are few absolutes in this life, even I fear for “libertarians”.