10 Milton Friedman Quotes That Will Make Liberal Heads Explode

10. “Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it . . . gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

In this final amazing quote from Capitalism and Freedom, Friedman explains that one cannot claim to be in favor of “freedom” without being in favor of free markets. Indeed, true liberty cannot exist if one is not free to engage in voluntary and mutually beneficial transactions. If someone is advocating against such free market policies, it is fair to say that their problem is not with capitalism, but with individual freedom.

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