Milton Friedman on the Proper Role of Government

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Milton Friedman
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Milton Friedman, 1991

“The proper role of government is exactly what John Stuart Mill said in the middle of the nineteenth century in On Liberty. The proper role of government is to prevent other people from harming an individual. Government, he said, never has any right to interfere with an individual for that individual’s own good.”

Source: Milton Friedman, From an America’s Drug Forum interview (1991).

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