Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chaos and order

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
~ Henry Adams

Newspapers and news

"People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news."
~ A. J. Liebling

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Social Security

Ludwig von Mises: "By weakening or completely destroying the will to be well and able to work, social insurance creates illness and inability to work; it produces the habit of complaining... it is an institution which tends to encourage disease, not to say accidents, and to intensify considerably the physical and psychic results of accidents and illnesses. As a social institution it makes a people sick bodily and mentally or at least helps to multiply, lengthen, and intensify disease." - Socialism