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It constantly amazes me that defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions. Many times, for instance, I’ve heard people say, 'A free market in education is a bad idea because some child somewhere might fall through the cracks,' even though in today's government school, millions of children are falling through the cracks every day.

Dr. Lawrence W. Reed
(1953-) President of the Foundation for Economic Education, economist, author
Making the Case for Liberty Stick, The Freeman, p.791, December 1996.

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