Category: Friday Quote

Friday Quote – Peter G. Klein

Under interventionism companies must employ large staffs of lawyers, accountants, lobbyists, public relations teams, and others who focus not on creating economic value, but on satisfying legal, tax, regulatory, and other government requirements.

That large firms are filled with such non-productive employees is not, Mises writes in *Human Action*, “a phenomenon of the unhampered market economy”, bit a result of government policy.

Friday Quote – Nancy Jane Moore

“A criminal attack is always the fault of the attacker. The purpose of self defense is to limit your vulnerability to criminals, not to make you responsible for their bad actions.”

H/t – Kathy Jackson, ”The Cornered Cat” on FB

Friday Quote – Henry Hazlitt

The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects – his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.

Friday Quote – Larry Reed

Making war on ideas is not far removed from making war on people because ideas possess no existence apart from the minds of people. Those who seek to kill ideas – rather than debate them, advance them, or debunk them – are killers of humanity.