Chairman Milton Friedman
Every intellectual believes in freedom for himself, but he’s opposed to freedom for others.…He thinks…there ought to be a central planning board that will establish social priorities.…
The businessmen are just the opposite—every businessman is in favor of freedom for everybody else, but when it comes to himself that’s a different question. He’s always the special case. He ought to get special privileges from the government, a tariff, this, that, and the other thing…"
From "Quotations From Chairman Milton: More than three decades of wisdom from the late champion of liberty," culled from the pages of Reason Magazine."