25 Years Ago in Reason


"During the 1976 campaign Carter assured us that 'Ah feel yo' pain,' and such is his enthusiasm for this empathy that he has gone out of his way to inflict pain ever since."

–Murray N. Rothbard, "Carter, Pain, and Inflation"

"Conservatives…are often all too willing to abridge our freedoms in the name of defending them. Thus, we find [Barry Goldwater] deploring the 'emasculation' of the FBI and CIA and lauding the imperious, bigoted J. Edgar Hoover as a 'national hero.'"

–David F. Nolan, "Goldwater Remembered"

"We're having more inflation because, even though we all? hate it, the majority of the people in this country have a stake in the programs that are causing it….It is often said that democracies are in the state of final decline when the majority of the people discover that they can vote themselves benefits from the public treasury. And it is a massive majority."

–Howard Ruff, "Inflation Versus Deflation"

–June 1980