L. Neil Smith Quote

“Politicians need human misery. ... Government’s a disease masquerading as its own cure.”

~ L. Neil Smith

The Probability Broach, 129 (Tor 1980).

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

Never let a good crisis go to waste. This is not just the foundation of Strauss' neoconservativism but also, all forms of socialism

Byron, Fort Collins

Today's quotations are outstanding!

J Carlton, Calgary

It's really a very simple trick and it works well on very simple people...impoverish the masses through taxation, inflation and cumbersome regulation, then "save" them from it all with welfare. And now you have a nation of dependants. Cute trick.

Mike, Norwalk

J Carlton, said well - great observation

J Carlton, Calgary

Thanks Mike. I guess I should have included "corporate welfare" in that statement too. Hopefully it's implied. ;-)

E Archer, NYC

Oldest trick in the book.

jim k, Austin, Tx

We re-elect the same bunch that cause all the trouble and then expect them to fix things. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.

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