Quote of the day–Milton Friedman

Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.

Milton Friedman
[The U.S. Constitution with its enumerated powers and the Bill of Rights was supposed to do the bulk of the protecting. But of course these days it’s rare that any of the three branches of government even look at the Constitution as a mild suggestion of limits to its reach.–Joe]