It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.
There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism, with the same capitalism.
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of the people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.
Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are.
Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.
The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector.
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy.
Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
U.S. economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of a reliable and affordable supply of energy.
Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
Practically all government attempts to redistribute wealth and income tend to smother productive incentives and lead toward general impoverishment.
Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity.
One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully - and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.
Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention creates a new surge of economic development.
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