Not quite on Friedman's agreement
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Submitted by DavidinOC (United States), Jan 21, 2011 16:37
From the very first page of C & F: "Neither half of the statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worth of the ideals of free men." Did Friedman really agree with the "Ask not" part? ie, it is noble to refuse the patronage of the government, or did he really mean that the government should not serve as the patron in the first place?
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
I took Friedman's point there to be the same as Kennedy's, that individuals shouldn't be trying to sponge off the government.
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