Which is why only taxpayers should have access to public libraries…

…and poor kids should be denied schoolbooks.

From The Washington Post:

“Because you got it free this evening, some of you probably may even read it. We were told by Milton Friedman there are no free lunches. To distribute books free of charge is a mistake and a devaluation of the book.”

— Czech President Václav Klaus, a free-market economist by trade, complaining that his new book (“Blue Planet in Green Shackles: What is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?”) ended up in the swag bag (along with candy, T-shirts and Samuel Adams bobbleheads) at the Competitive Enterprise Institute dinner last week. The global-warming skeptic was the guest speaker for the libertarian organization’s gala.