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#1. No one spends someone elses money as carefully as he spends his own. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#2. For those of us in the financial world, Black Friday has a strong negative connotation, referring to a stock market catastrophe. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#3. Gold is as steady as a rock, a standardbearer by which all currencies can be accurately measured. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#4. Bitcoin is not an actual physical coin, and if computers are shut down, you can't buy or sell them. That's why nothing will ever replace gold and silver coins themselves, and all investors should have them at home or in a safe deposit box. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#5. We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#6. The true principle of taxation is the benefit principle - those who benefit from a government service should pay for it. It's also known as the 'user pay' principle. Every effort should be made to link the payment of taxes or fees to the cost associated with the government service. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#7. I have on my bookshelf a series of books with opposite titles: 'The Alpha Strategy' and the 'Omega Strategy'; 'Asia Rising' and 'Asia Falling'; 'Free to Choose' and 'Free to Lose'; 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' and 'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.' Visitors love the collection. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#8. YouTube offers the best solution by running an ad before showing the video, but also offering a 'skip ad' button that you can click after five seconds to go directly to the video if you are not interested in the ad. Now, that's what I call consumer sovereignty! - Author: Mark Skousen
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#9. Remember, gold and silver always have had value and never have gone to zero. Can you say the same for stocks and bonds? - Author: Mark Skousen
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#10. Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#11. Society can take two roads - the road to genuine prosperity, or the road to artificial stimulus. The first results in a permanent higher standard of living for all; the latter creates an inflationary boom that cannot last. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#12. The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#13. Contrary to what President Obama said in his inaugural address, going on Medicare and food stamps does not strengthen us. Just ask people who are fourth-generation welfare recipients. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#14. Millions of Americans were duped by the federal government and the Federal Reserve into buying homes they could not afford and failed to count the cost. When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, they could not keep up the monthly mortgage payments and defaulted. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#15. If you are wealthy enough, use part or all of your Social Security proceeds to invest in a favorite cause or two. Invest 10 percent or 100 percent of your monthly Social Security check in your favorite charity, foundation, think tank, church or synagogue, or other good cause. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#16. I only have disdain for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He raised taxes and has increased regulations. What else is new? He's a bully who wants to micro-manage people's lives by mandate, not persuasion. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#17. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have their 'Giving Pledge,' where billionaires promise to give away the majority of their wealth when they die. My Social Security Pledge is better - to give money to good causes when you are alive. Besides, more Americans can participate. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#18. Negative books can be bestsellers, but seldom classics. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#19. A coat is not worth eight times as much as a hat to the community because it takes eight times as long to make it ... The community is willing to devote eight times as long to the making of a coat because it will be worth eight times as much to it - Author: Mark Skousen
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#20. Here in America, government began as a tool to assure freedom. It gradually turned into a hideously expensive political toy designed to redistribute your wealth and control most aspects of your business and private life. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#21. In my lifetime, as a younger man, you were assumed to be an honest person. Your word was your bond, and a handshake was as good as a contract in business. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#22. Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#23. The media simply does not understand Econ 101. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#24. If you subscribe to any online service, whether it be AOL, Google, Yahoo, or the Huffington Post, have you noticed that you are forced to watch a seemingly endless ad before the video story appears about a news item that caught your eye? AOL and the Huffington Post are especially annoying. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#25. The U.S. Constitution was meant to be universal, not just something that only America would observe. The principle of defending liberty for all people ideally should apply everywhere in the world. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#26. Lawmakers who interfere with commerce and the normal creation of jobs in an economy run the risk of doing harm rather than good. Unintended consequences from regulating or legislating to achieve a goal can occur and cause havoc in the markets or an economy. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#27. The profit motive promotes economic growth by creating better products at cheaper prices. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#28. Banking technology has made it simple and efficient to invest in good causes. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#29. I find it ironic how New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is so focused on such small issues as drink sizes, while ignoring the massive infrastructure challenges in New York - lousy roads, third-world airports, traffic jams, etc. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#30. Life is full of joys and sorrows, much of it our own making. Sadly, the West has voted time and time again for bigger government, more inflation, higher taxes and excessive regulation - all policies that have kept us from Adam Smith's vision of an opulent society. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#31. In the early 1980s, I burned my Social Security card at the New Orleans Investment Conference in protest of the state pension system. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#32. Even though I've reached retirement age, I still plan to work - writing my investment newsletter, speaking at conferences, publishing books, and producing conferences like FreedomFest. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#33. Since the 1970s, I've been a big fan of attending conferences as a great way to learn, network, socialize and enjoy a new environment. It's always refreshing to get out and see a whole new world. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#34. Who uses funds more productively - private citizens or the government? I dare say that Warren Buffett can use his surplus funds more effectively in private business and creating jobs than the government can. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#35. The income tax is flawed for a number of reasons - it discourages economic growth and encourages a bloated government. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#36. When everyone is a contrarian, nobody is a contrarian - Author: Mark Skousen
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#37. I've felt for some time that economics needs to be taught differently by economists who actually have had experience making a payroll or investing on Wall Street. When economics is taught by pure academics, watch out. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#38. You can judge a man by the books in his library. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#39. Our society does not give nearly enough credit to business leaders who create jobs, behave ethically and provide products and services that enhance our lives. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#40. We should not forget the principles of Christian mercy and justice: to welcome back those who are repentant and need our assistance, while encouraging the faithful to endure to the end. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#41. Donating money to a few of my favorite free-market organizations used to be a pleasant duty, but now I'm literally inundated with demands from hundreds of think tanks and public-policy groups, all vying for my limited funds - Author: Mark Skousen
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#42. I am tired of the constant demonizing of people via political labels. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#43. In the early 1980s, I wrote a book called 'The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy.' If I would write that book today, it would be a pamphlet. There is precious little privacy left. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#44. It is business that generates the jobs, income and taxes that keep a country going. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#45. Market capitalism survived and prospered after the boom-bust industrial revolution of the 19th century, and the Great Depression and world wars of the 20th century. It will recover from the financial panic of 2008-09 and Obamanomics. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#46. In a free society, individuals have the right to do right or wrong, as long as they don't threaten or infringe upon the rights or property of others. - Author: Mark Skousen
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