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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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The Path to Prosperity
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
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Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
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Promises to Keep
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The Audacity of Hope
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Turnaround
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Dreams from My Father
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Why Government Doesn't Work: How Reducing Government Will Bring Us Safer Cities Better Schools, by Harry Browne


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Click here for 43 full quotes from Harry Browne in the book Why Government Doesn't Work.
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Abortion
    Abortion is wrong, but govt has no role in it.
Budget & Economy
    Get rid of $5 trillion debt by selling federal assets.
    Great Depression was caused by federal monetary policies.
    Politicians don’t want to reduce government.
    Reduce budget from $1.5 trillion to $385 billion.
Crime
    5-point plan reduces govt role in crime enforcement.
    Most federal law enforcement is unconstitutional.
    No prison for victimless crimes nor white-collar crimes.
Drugs
    War on Drugs is a crusade against victimless crimes.
    Truth is a casualty in the War on Drugs.
    Marijuana is not unconditionally evil; allow medical use.
Education
    Teaching non-academic topics is cause of declining SATs.
    Importance of education no reason for govt control.
    Vouchers better than public schools; no govt is best.
    Feds out of education and states out of education.
Environment
    Privatize grazing lands and national parks.
Families & Children
    Enforcing “responsible entertainment” is censorship.
    Less govt & lower taxes means better child raising.
Free Trade
    “Trade aggression” meaningless, since both sides benefit.
    Free trade guarantees peace better than military.
Government Reform
    Government feeds growth of more government.
    Require shorter bills so legislators actually read them.
    Constitution gives people freedom FROM government.
    Great Society: federal takeover of ed., welfare, crime.
    Abolishing agencies only way to stop them from growing back.
    Government Doesn’t Work.
Gun Control
    Prosecute crimes, not possession of weapons.
Health Care
    Government can improve health care by getting out of it.
    Medicare has caused higher health costs.
    1992 Health Plan all about coercion, not compassion.
Homeland Security
    War destroys without resolving issues.
    Wars have historically established nothing.
    6-point plan to get government out of war programs.
Principles & Values
    Government means use of force instead of persuasion.
    Taxes and regulations are forms of government use of force.
Social Security
    SSI tax has risen from 2% to 15% & will continue to rise.
    One-time pay off of all people over 50, with means testing.
Tax Reform
    10% flat tax OK, if no income tax returns.
    5% sales tax OK, if income tax is eliminated.
Technology
    Competition makes high tech work--keep it unregulated.
Welfare & Poverty
    Community-based welfare ensured oversight & honesty.
    Welfare perverts natural incentives & hence destroys lives.
    8-month transition, then end all welfare checks.


The above quotations are from Why Government Doesn't Work: How Reducing Government Will Bring Us Safer Cities Better Schools, by Harry Browne.

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