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Je suis beau et intelligent. À part cela, je suis juriste helvète, libéral-conservateur, amateur d'armes, passionné d'histoire et de politique. Je suis libéral et capitaliste convaincu car je pense que c'est cela l'état naturel de l'homme. Je parle le "Schwiizerdütsch" avec un accent zurichois, j'adore la bonne musique, la bière et surtout la femme avec qui je vis.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Two videos worth watching

First, by the People's Cube: "Who are they?" (1:35) Click on the image to get to the video:

(Hat tip: Dostix)

Second, here's Milton Friedman on the necessity to limit Government. The interview dates of 1975 and the image is very bad. Nevertheless, it doesn't matter since this Chicago Boy has one or two important things to say. The transcript of the interview can be viewed here.

Friedman on Redistribution:
You see, I think there's been one underlying basic fallacy in this whole set of Social Security and Welfare measures. And that is the fallacy -- this is at the bottom of it -- the fallacy that it is feasible and possible to do good with other people's money. Now, you see that fallacy -- that view -- has two flaws. If I want to do good with other people's money I'd first have to take it away from them. That means that the welfare state philosophy of doing good with other people's money, at its very bottom, is a philosophy of violence and coercion. It's against freedom, because I have to use force to get the money. (...) Very few people spend other people's money as carefully as they spend their own.
On the sources of support to get off what the interviewer calls "the path to serfdom", the road to a totalitarian society:
Number one, is the extraordinary ability and ingenuity of the American people in finding ways to get around laws. That's our major source of strength for freedom. And number two is the inefficiency of government. People go around complaining about waste in government. (...) Well, I say thank God for government waste. If government is doing bad things, it's only the waste that prevents the harm from being greater. And the waste of government has two very important elements. Number one, if government were now spending the amount it spends -­which is 40% of our income -- governments Federal, State, and local in the United States have total spending which equals 40% of total national income -- if they were spending that efficiently, we'd be slaves now. And in the second place, the waste is so obvious that it arouses a counter­movement on the population at large, people are disillusioned with government and it increases the chance that they will recognize where this road is taking them and get off that train before it goes all the way.


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