Friedman Quotes

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Milton Friedman
“For example, the supporters of tariffs treat it as self-evident that the creation of jobs is a desirable end, in and of itself, regardless of what the persons employed do. That is clearly wrong. If all we want are jobs, we can create any number--for example, have people dig holes and then fill them up again, or perform other useless tasks. Work is sometimes its own reward. Mostly, however, it is the price we pay to get the things we want. Our real objective is not just jobs but productive jobs--jobs that will mean more goods and services to consume.”
Milton Friedman, Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

“Disertační práce M. Friedmana - tato práce byla zaměřena výrazně empiricky, jejím nejvýznamnějším teoretickým přínosem bylo rozlišení mezi permanentní čili stálou a přechodnou čili kolísající složkou příjmu, což je myšlenka, která je základem pozdější Friedmanovy hypotézy permanentního důchodu.”
Milan Sojka, Milton Friedman: Svět liberální ekonomie

“Zwolennicy rynku używają niekiedy argumentu, że korupcja występująca w gospodarce centralnie planowanej niweczy w istocie wszelkie przewagi, które system ten mógłby posiadać. Ci sami dyskutanci nie rozpatrują jednak na ogół wpływu, jaki wywierają standardy moralne na funkcjonowanie gospodarki rynkowej. Nie może nas to dziwić, ponieważ gdyby zajęli się bliżej tą sprawą, to musieliby dojść do przekonania, że ograniczenie jednostkowych egoizmów jest zasadniczym spoiwem społeczeństwa. Zwolennicy Hayka i Miltona Friedmana wierzą, tak samo jak marksiści, iż jedno lekarstwo może zwalczyć wszelkie choroby; własność prywatna i wolny rynek spełniają w ich doktrynie taką samą rolę, jaką w marksizmie pełni kolektywizacja i centralne planowanie. (Maxa Webera olśnienia i pomyłki, ss. 174-175)”
Stanislav Andreski, Max Weber's Insights And Errors

Naomi Klein
“Corruption has been as much a fixture on these contemporary frontiers as it was during the colonial gold rushes. Since the most significant privatization deals are always signed amid the tumult of an economic or political crisis, clear laws and effective regulations are never in place - the atmosphere is chaotic, the prices are flexible and so are the politicians. What we have been living for three decades is frontier capitalism, with the frontier constantly shifting locations from crisis to crisis, moving on as soon as the law catches up.”
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein
“In much of the Southern Hemisphere, neo liberalism is frequently spoken of as "the second colonial pillage": in the first pillage, the riches were seized from the land, and in the second they were stripped from the state.”
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein
“That is the untold story of what the IMF calls "stabilization programs," as if countries were ships being tossed around on the market's high seas. They do, eventually, stabilize, but that new equilibrium is achieved by throwing millions of people overboard: public sector workers, small-business owners, subsistence farmers, trade unionists. The ugly secret of "stabilization" is the vast majority never climb back aboard. They end up in slums, now home to 1 billion people; they end up in brothels or cargo ship containers. They are the disinherited, those described by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke as "ones to whom neither the past nor the future belongs.”
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism