Political Freedom ….Milton Friedman


“A society that puts equality – in the sense of equality of outcome – ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their onw interests.” – Milton Friedman as quoted in Thomas Sowell, The Quest for Cosmic Justice, 6-7.

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I live in Indiana. I enjoyed playing soccer all four years of high school. I co-captained and won the MVP award my senior year. I also have created many film projects, the most extensive of which won a film festival award for Best Cinematography during my senior year. It is a 10-minute short film called Café Encounter and can be watched on YouTube. I have been actively involved in my youth group and am a leader for a middle school boys group on Sunday mornings. I was also blessed to go on two mission trips to Belize and Ecuador respectively. Belize really awakened my faith in Christ and pushed me towards active obedience and love for God. Ecuador gave me a life-changing perspective on missionary work and has helped me to view myself as a missionary in my every day life, but especially with the intent of being a missionary to my work industry.

One thought on “Political Freedom ….Milton Friedman

  1. Coincidentally, I have just started to do some reading on Milton Friedman in the last few days. I have also watched some video clips. The quote that is my favorite thus far is essentially the same as mentioned here. “A society that aims for equality before liberty will end up with neither equality nor liberty… and a society that aims first for liberty will not end up with equality but it will end up with a closer approach to equality than any other kind of system that has ever been developed.” He summed that up with “You can only aim at equality by giving some people the right to take things from others …. ‘A’ and ‘B’ decide what ‘C’ shall do for ‘D’.” I’m unsure of how I feel about some of what he’s said, but he has sparked an interest in me trying to have a better understanding of economics. I’ve been reading theories and opinions of other economists as well.

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