14 April 2007

quote of the day-or-so

What most people really object to when they object to a free market is that it is so hard for them to shape it to their own will. The market gives people what the people want instead of what other people think they ought to want. At the bottom of many criticisms of the market economy is really lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman, Wall Street Journal, May 18, 1961

(via Mark Perry, again)


  1. I think it's even deeper. It's a lack of belief in humankind.

  2. Just to be clear, I often find I have no faith in humankind as a whole.