Milton Friedman on Freedom and Equality

“In my opinion a society that aims for equality before liberty will end up with neither equality nor liberty.  And a society that aims first for liberty will not end up with equality, but it will end up with a closer approach to equality than any other kind of system that has ever been developed… You can only aim at equality by giving some people the right to take things from others, and what ultimately happens when you aim for equality is that A and B decide what C shall do for D.”

- Milton Friedman

Is Friedman right? What do you think?

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