Quote from Doug Bandow 

"Being paid by the government to shelve books in a library, whether as an employee or as an Americorps member, is no more laudable or valuable than being paid by Crown Books to stock bookshelves in a bookstore. A host of private-sector jobs provide enormous public benefits—consider health care professionals, medical and scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and artists. Many of these people earn less than they could in alternative work; they have chosen to serve in their own way. Yet government programs that equate public employment with service to society effectively denigrate service through private employment."

Quote by:
Doug Bandow
(1954- ) columnist, author, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute
Source:
National Service -- or Government Service?, Policy Review, p. 34, September-October, 1996
 
Bookmark and Share  

 
Get a Quote-A-Day!
Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
Email:
 

More Quotations

Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

© 1998-2005 Liberty-Tree.ca