„[A] society which is socialist cannot also be democratic, in the sense of guaranteeing individual freedom.“

—  Milton Friedman, As quoted in "Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: A Symposium" https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/capitalism-socialism-and-democracy/ (1 April 1978), edited by William Barrett, Commentary
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