8. “I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.”
Friedman made this statement in his 1975 book An Economist’s Protest. There are literally too many examples of this in action to list, but needless to say, Friedman has plenty of evidence to substantiate his claim. Far too often, when government attempts to extend a “helping hand” to those in need, no matter the reason, those being “helped” actually end up getting harmed.