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A Thought about "Free Stuff" from Government

"(T)here are always numerous desirable things that government officials can offer to provide to voters who want them -- either free of charge or at reduced, government-subsidized prices -- even when these voters do not want these increments enough to sacrifice their own money to pay for them. Ultimately, of course, the public ends up paying as taxpayers for things that they would not have chosen to pay for as consumers."

~ Thomas Sowell

Source: page 82, "As Certain as Death: Quotations About Taxes," 2010, compiled by Jeffrey L. Yablon, TaxAnalysts.com (this is a new link for the collection, but publisher's identify shown on the first of the unnumbered pages; the link I had been using produced a 'page not found' message).

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Thomas Sowell (born 1930) "is an American economist turned social theorist, political philosopher, and author (Wikipedia). He is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. Visit his personal website here for information about his books, articles and more.


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