Friedrich August von HayekFriedrich August von Hayek, (1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974

Friedrich August von Hayek Quote

“The successful politician owes his power to the fact that he moves within the accepted framework of thought, that he thinks and talks conventionally. It would be almost a contradiction in terms for a politician to be a leader in the field of ideas. His task in a democracy is to find out what the opinions held by the largest number are, not to give currency to new opinions which may become the majority view in some distant future.”

Friedrich August von HayekFriedrich August von Hayek
~ Friedrich August von Hayek

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

SO true! First the 'unseen' forces use the media and schools to push the agendas and policies that will strengthen their power, then get the populace to parrot what they have been told, then the power hungry politicians repeat it again to get elected. All the while truth, justice, and liberty are buried in donkey doo.

Mike, Norwalk

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a free people identified themselves as the land of the free and home of the brave. Alas, the envisioned liberty and foundation of freedom of that extinct time and place has been replaced by an occupying statist theocracy that denigrates with a dummied down populace of majority opinions (a diluted government of men, as is diametrically opposed to a government of law).

b, naples FL

We Americans voted for Mr. Trump.

Let's support him with tax reform and many other changes that we need.

mick, manchester

By venturing into the political world does Donald Trump realise that he has become a populist "Yes Man"?


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