“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.Robert A. Heinlein
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
“Socialism means equality of income or nothing… under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well.”
George Bernard Shaw
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”
Henry David Thoreau
“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011)