TANSTAAFL


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TANSTAAFLThere Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but a simple reminder of Robert Heinlein's TANSTAAFL theory, which stands for "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
Milton Friedman may have been right when he asserted that TANSTAAFL, "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (1962, 16-17), but part of the political entrepreneur's job is to find ways to make others pay for his clients', voters', or cause's lunch.
Heinlein, who used the acronym TANSTAAFL to stand for the axiom "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.