„Good government is a prerequisite for a thriving market economy. At the same time, the coercive powers of government can be put to use in ways that serve narrow organized interests, including the government employees themselves. One of the most important tasks for policy analysts is determining when, where, and how government ought to involve itself (or not involve itself) in a modern economy.“

Introduction to Public Policy (2011), Ch. 8 : The Role of Government

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update June 3, 2021. History
Charles Wheelan photo
Charles Wheelan6
American politician 1966

Related quotes

Mohammad Al Gergawi photo

„In today’s world, governments cannot create the future on their own; it is important to involve everyone including the private sector, the youth, international partners and others in creating policies."“

—  Mohammad Al Gergawi Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and the Chairman of the Executive Office in Dubai. 1963

Statement during the third Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Councils as quoted in Mohammed bin Rashid attends opening session of the Annual Meeting of WEF’s Global Future Councils http://Mohammed%20bin%20Rashid%20attends%20opening%20session%20of%20the%20Annual%20Meeting%20of%20WEF’s%20Global%20Future%20Councils in Wam (11th November, 2018).
Source: http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302719712

„For domination has nothing whatsoever to do with good government, and power as an end in itself destroys good government.“

—  Pierre Stephen Robert Payne British lecturer, novelist, historian, poet and biographer 1911 - 1983

The Five faces of Corruption, p. 45
The Corrupt Society - From Ancient Greece To Present-Day America (1975)

Thomas Carlyle photo
Sheila Jackson Lee photo
Chen Shui-bian photo

„I would like to use this opportunity to emphasise again the determination of the government to work with the private sectors to improve the economy.“

—  Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950

During the opening of Longan Season in Nantau, August 30, 2003
Pet Phrases, 2003

Woodrow Wilson photo
Richard D. Wolff photo
Christine O'Donnell photo

„America is now a socialist economy. The definition of a socialist economy is when 50% or more of your economy is dependent on the federal government.“

—  Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969

campaign speech, December 6, 2009
Christine O'Donnell on socialismin America
2010 Delaware US Senate race

Edward Heath photo
Thomas Nashe photo

„Blest is that government where no art thrives.“

—  Thomas Nashe English Elizabethan pamphleteer and poet 1567 - 1601

Source: Summer's Last Will and Testament http://www.elizabethanauthors.com/summ1.htm (1600), line 1425.

George W. Bush photo

„Zimbabwe used to feed South Africa. Today it's a net importer of food because the rule of an incompetent government destroyed the economy of the country.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

2010s, 2011
Context: Yes. I also put in the book that I felt Hugo Chavez was the Robert Mugabe of our hemisphere. In other words, this is a case for – where leadership is destroying a country. Zimbabwe used to feed South Africa. Today it's a net importer of food because the rule of an incompetent government destroyed the economy of the country.

David Orrell photo
Chen Shui-bian photo

„The new government will have three major improvements. It is time to improve the economy in Taiwan.“

—  Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950

Speech to the World Federation of Taiwanese Associations, March 17, 2002
Pet Phrases, 2002

Enoch Powell photo

„A single currency means a single government, and that single government would be the government whose policies determined every aspect of economic life.“

—  Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998

Speech in Tamworth (15 June 1970), from Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 563.

Murray N. Rothbard photo
Robert LeFevre photo

„So the thing I object to about government isn't its organizational feature. Organization has to be accomplished. It is the coercive nature of government organization. My argument is that we can organize better without coercion.“

—  Robert LeFevre American libertarian businessman 1911 - 1986

Rampart Institute, (Society for Libertarian Life edition), from 1977 speech, p. 8.
Good Government: Hope or Illusion? (1978)

Abraham Lincoln photo

„The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

This quote is incorrectly quoted from Lincoln's Address to Congress on July 4, 1861 http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/3508, in which Lincoln outlined the events that had led to the American Civil War and his views on the nature of the rebellion by the southern slave states. To suppress the rebellion Lincoln said that Congress must "give the legal means for making this contest a short and a decisive one; that you place at the control of the Government for the work at least 400,000 men and $400,000,000." And Lincoln remarked further: "A right result at this time will be worth more to the world than ten times the men and ten times the money. The evidence reaching us from the country leaves no doubt that the material for the work is abundant, and that it needs only the hand of legislation to give it legal sanction and the hand of the Executive to give it practical shape and efficiency. One of the greatest perplexities of the Government is to avoid receiving troops faster than it can provide for them. In a word, the people will save their Government if the Government itself will do its part only indifferently well".

John C. Calhoun photo
Chen Shui-bian photo

„The government will improve the economy in Taiwan with full force.“

—  Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950

Speech to the Rotary Club, May 12, 2002
Pet Phrases, 2002

Related topics