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No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.


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When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.



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Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.



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The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.



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I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.

I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.



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The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.





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