Henry Hazlitt - Quotes

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A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. ---->>>

The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. ---->>>

The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector. ---->>>

The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it. ---->>>

The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that it put the least possible power over the quantity or quality of money in the hands of the politicians. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: November 28, 1894
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Die: 07-08, 1993
Occupation: Philosopher

Henry Stuart Hazlitt (November 28, 1894 – July 9, 1993) was an American journalist who wrote about business and economics for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The American Mercury, Newsweek, and The New York Times. He is widely cited in both libertarian and conservative circles (wikipedia)