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Samizdata quote of the day

That’s my basic rule: whatever the problem, the government’s a bigger one
- Mark Steyn

8 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • mike

    Here’s one:

    “Socialism is the proof of how delusional people can become when they fervently believe that they are ‘doing the right thing’”

    me

  • toolkien

    Or how about;

    Statists deal with the rain by trying to push it back up one drop at a time while a libertarian buys an umbrella.

    me.

  • The Wobbly Guy

    How about this?

    “Governments are bad, but the people who vote it in are even worse.”

    When even when the government tries to do the ‘right thing’(incredibly enough)…
    http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,239110,00.html?

    The people just have to fuck it up.

    *rolls eyes*

    Let’s face it. As long as the average IQ of humanity remains below 100, the notion of a highly limited government will just be a mirage to shoot for.

    The Wobbly Guy

  • Doug Collins

    “As long as the average IQ of humanity remains below 100, ….”

    This reminds me of the politician who campaigned against the fact that half of his constiuents made less than the median income.

  • mike

    “What do you get for all your tax money here? Big shiny ‘belastingsdienst’ tax offices. They’re all over the place. And lots of people on state subsidied ‘permanent’ sick leave, with doctor’s notes from dubious doctors.”

    me too, yesterday

  • Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.
    – Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

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    “Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior.

    Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior.” — Dee Hock

    Then google “Dee Hock” for fun.

  • Verity

    Revolutionary blogger: Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. — Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970).

    That is the first realistic thing I have ever read that this self-righteous, preachy twit ever said.