10 Milton Friedman Quotes That Will Make Liberal Heads Explode

5. “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.”

In this quote, Friedman makes a reference to the same theory he posits in his famous “pencil” segment. Free markets create some of the only forces that can bring together millions of people from completely different backgrounds and unite them all in a common, mutually beneficial cause. Each country and citizen may have a different talent or resource to offer, but those only become of use when fused together through the power of capitalism.

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