Reagan's First Inaugural: "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Thatcher: "What [a Leftist] is saying is that he would rather the poor were poorer provided the rich were less rich." Bastiat: “The State is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.” Mises: "Those politicians, professors and union bosses who curse big business are fighting for a lower standard of living." Hayek: "The [libertarian], of course, does not deny that there are some superior people -- he is not an egalitarian -- but he denies that anyone has authority to decide who these superior people are." Mises: "Monetary calculation and cost accounting constitute the most important intellectual tool of the capitalist entrepreneur, and it was no one less than Goethe who pronounced the system of double-entry bookkeeping one of the finest inventions of the human mind." Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen” Kingsley Amis: "If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing." Alexander Tytler: "A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury." Niels Bohr: 'Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."