Curious task of economics

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

Friedrich Hayek

whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well.

“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

Hitchens’ razor

“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011)
Hitchens’ razor