Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.
The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.
The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
Inflation is taxation without legislation.
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?
And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.
Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest?
Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.