Category: Friday Quote

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.

Friday Quote – Grant Phillips

For socialism to “function,” labor is confiscated from the worker under the guise of the common good. Socialism prohibits workers from defining and pursuing their individual good because their labor is required to provide a state-defined common good. Thus, even if an individual worker values a good differently than state-decree, his labor is still confiscated to provide the common good which he does not desire. That is exploitation.

Friday Quote – Ian Watson

If you have to be persuaded, reminded, pressured, lied to, incentivized, coerced, bullied, socially shamed, guilt-tripped, threatened, punished and criminalized… If all of this is considered necessary to gain your compliance – you can be absolutely certain that what is being promoted is not in your best interest.

Friday Quote – Sir Roger Scruton

It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on the intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since…it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought.

Friday Quote – Randall Munroe

The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space – each discovered, studied, remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.