Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

John Kenneth Galbraith
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Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.

P. J. O'Rourke
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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

Jonathan Swift
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Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P. J. O'Rourke
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Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.

Ayn Rand
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Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners.

Dirk Kempthorne
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Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.

Henry Clay
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Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.

Fred Woodworth
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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington
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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine
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