Milton Friedman Speaks – Myths That Conceal Reality

To all the ignorant snowflakes out here regurgitating garbage and propaganda, get your paper and pencil out cause school is in session. The late Nobel Laureate Dr. Milton Friedman is dropping some truth bombs for all to hear and to help you defend against the army of fools and sheep who openly storm the streets preaching fallacies and bs.

Don’t fear educating yourself. As my late great-grandmother put it, “Education is something no one can take away from you.” For those keeping score… 👇

Capitalism: +1 | Every other form of government “ism”: 0

Five myths cloud our perception of both the past and the present.

  1. The “robber baron” myth, which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the expense of the poor. The reality is that they became wealthy by being productive, and that there is no other period in history which saw such a rapid and widespread improvement in the well-being of the average individual.
  2. The myth that the Great Depression was caused by a failure of business, when it was, in fact, produced by a failure of government and specifically by the Federal Reserve System.
  3. The myth that government in the economy has expanded in response to public demand, when, actually, the public has had to be sold “hard” for politicians to enact every major social program The “robber baron” myth, which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the expense of the poor. The reality is that they became wealthy by being productive, and that there is no other period in history which saw such a rapid and widespread improvement in the well-being of the average individual.
  4. The “free lunch” myth, which forces the individual to pay more, no matter how the government raises money – by taxing individuals, by taxing businesses, or by printing more money The “robber baron” myth, which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the expense of the poor. The reality is that they became wealthy by being productive, and that there is no other period in history which saw such a rapid and widespread improvement in the well-being of the average individual.
  5. The myth that government, like Robin Hood, transfers wealth from the rich to the poor, when the reality is that the government usually transfers wealth and income from both the very rich and the very poor to those in the middle. The “robber baron” myth, which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the expense of the poor. The reality is that they became wealthy by being productive, and that there is no other period in history which saw such a rapid and widespread improvement in the well-being of the average individual.

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