Celebrating Milton Friedman’s birthday

Sadie sends along this message (Thank you, Sadie!):
Milton Friedman was born July 31, 1912 – 100 years ago today. Do you have a favorite quote of his?
Here’s mine:
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.
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  • lee

    Just came across these today:
     
    “Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”
    “Only the government can take perfectly good paper, cover it in perfectly good ink, and make the combination worthless.”
    And from putting Phil Donohue in his place: “Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest?”
     
     Wish I hadn’t been such an idiot when I was in my 20’s…