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" Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. "
" Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. "
" Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated. "
" The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. "
" The real minimum wage is zero. "
" Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life's savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all. "
" It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it. "
" The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state. "
" Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. "
" If you want to get each individual's honest opinion, you don't want that opinion to be influenced by others who are present, much less allow a group to coordinate what they are going to say. "
" There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? "
" Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies. "
" A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas. "
" Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation? "
" Sometimes it seems as if there are more solutions than problems. On closer scrutiny, it turns out that many of today's problems are a result of yesterday's solutions. "
" People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. "
" Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face. "
" The Congressional Budget Office has been embarrassed repeatedly by making projections based on the assumption that tax revenues and tax rates move in the same direction. "
" The biggest and most deadly 'tax' rate on the poor comes from a loss of various welfare state benefits - food stamps, housing subsidies and the like - if their income goes up. "
" All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians' warning that correlation is not causation. "
" Over the generations, black leaders have ranged from noble souls to shameless charlatans. "
" All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting 'the rich' to pay 'their fair share' is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics. "
" In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected. "
" Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. "
" Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism. "
" 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. "
" Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights. "
" Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done nothing wrong? If not, then why should the children of illegal immigrants have such a right? "
" The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings. "
" Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government. "
" Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. "