A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 11, 2016
“A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot”

Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne (1933-2006) wrote in Why Government Doesn’t Work (1995):

“A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot—because the first leads inevitably to the second.”

The quote is still cited by many Libertarians.


Wikipedia: Harry Browne
Harry Edson Browne (June 17, 1933 – March 1, 2006) was an American writer, politician, and investment analyst. He was the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nominee in the U.S. elections of 1996 and 2000. He is the author of 12 books that in total have sold more than 2 million copies.

Google Books
Why Government Doesn’t Work: How Reducing Government Will Bring Us Safer Cities, Better Schools, Lower Taxes, More Freedom and Prosperity for All
Front Cover
Harry Browne
St. Martin’s Press, 1995 - Political Science - 245 pages
A platform summation by the libertarian candidate for president states that big government is ineffective and behind most of American society’s ills and proposes a redefined government that will improve such areas as education, violence, and taxes.

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Mike Miller
‏@LibertarianMike
A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot—because the first leads inevitably to the second.—Harry Browne
11:12 AM - 5 Apr 2009

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Bastiat Institute
August 29, 2011 ·
“A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot – because the first leads inevitably to the second.”—Harry Browne

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Libertarianism.org
‏@libertarianism
A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot – because the first leads inevitably to the second. – Harry Browne
5:04 AM - 9 May 2012

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John Stossel
‏@JohnStossel
A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot – because the first leads inevitably to the second.
– Harry Browne
11:02 AM - 26 Dec 2013

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Murray Rothbard
‏@LibertarianView
A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot – because the first leads inevitably to the second - Harry Browne
1:02 PM - 29 Mar 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
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