Free Society

“We want a society in which we are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. That is what we mean by a moral society – not a society in which the State is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the State.” ~ Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) British Prime Minister (1979–1990) Source: Speech, Zurich University, 14 March 1977

Photo: Margaret Thatcher (Wikipedia Commons, license)

Capitalism

“Many of those who attack capitalism know very well that their situation under any other economic system will be less favorable. Nevertheless, with full knowledge of this fact, they advocate a reform, e.g., socialism, because they hope that the rich, whom they envy, will also suffer under it.” ~ Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher

Capitalism vs. Communism

“Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist seeing the rich man and his fine home says, “No man should have so much.” The capitalist seeing the same thing says, “All men should have as much.” ~ Phelps Adams (1903-1991) Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Sun (1928-50), adminstrative vice president for United States Steel (1950-67)