The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both
By Neal Boortz
If you watched the discussion with Arthur Laffer in the Nuze item above, you probably heard the mention of a quote by Milton Friedman about freedom and fairness. Consider the fact that Dear Ruler cannot make a speech lately without talking about fairness. Meanwhile, when was the last time you heard him give a speech on freedom? Something to think about as you read these two quotes from Milton Friedman:
"I'm not in favor of fairness. I'm in favor of freedom, and freedom is not fairness. Fairness means somebody has to decide what's fair."
"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both."
If you click here, you can actually watch a bunch of clips of Milton Friedman discussing everything from fairness to wealth envy.
Also something you might enjoy is this debate between Frances Fox Piven – yes, the Cloward Piven Strategy I've told you about – and Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell, discussing the concept of freedom.