Free People Are Not Equal Economically And Equal People Economically Are Not Free

Reason.com featured an interesting short interview with Lawrence Read, president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

A few choice quotes:

“Government has nothing to give anybody, except what it first takes from somebody”

“Free people are not equal economically. We will generate differences of income because we are different, one person to another. And equal people economically are not free.”

Providing equal opportunity is critical to a free and just society. But history has proven time and again that aspirations of equal outcomes leads to tyranny and poverty.

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