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Liberty Quotation of the Day: Milton and Rose Friedman on How Government Expands by Failing

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Milton and Rose“Experience shows that once government undertakes an activity, it is seldom terminated. ┬áThe activity may not live up to expectation but that is more likely to lead to its expansion, to its being granted a larger budget, than to its curtailment or abolition.”

Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose[1980]