When you put equality above freedom, you don't end up getting either. But when you put freedom above equality, you get a lot of both." Javier Milei's phrase has its own weight, but if it is retweeted by the South African tycoon Elon Musk it gains more strength.
The Tesla CEO reproduced this morning on the X network, which he owns, a fragment of an interview that the writer and journalist Jorge Asís conducted with Javier Milei. And it's not the first time he's made a nod in favor of the president-elect.
In the interview, Milei uses a quote from economist Milton Friedman to materialize his ideas and views. "When you put equality above freedom, you don't end up getting either. When you put freedom above equality, you get a lot of both," he said.
He continued: "There is nothing more unjust than social justice. The great achievement of liberalism is to have achieved equality before the law."
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2023
He concludes: "The point is that social justice is unjust. There is nothing more unjust than social justice. For what is the great achievement of liberalism? It is to have achieved equality before the law, that is, the law is the same for everyone."
"When you go for the issue of social justice, which is the redistribution of income, what you are basically doing is using the repressive apparatus of the State to take out the successful, to distribute it whimsically according to what the one who is in the armchair wants (in reference to Power)," the libertarian concluded.
Javier Milei's response
Milei's response was not long in coming. "We need to talk, Elon," the LLA frontman wrote via the X network, the same one Musk used earlier.
This is not the first time that Elon Musk has been sympathetic to Javier Milei's ideas.
Without going any further, he was one of the first to tweet after the triumph of the libertarian. In response to a tweet from an account celebrating Milei's victory, the billionaire businessman wrote, "Prosperity is coming to Argentina."
On Sunday, November 19, Javier Milei defeated Sergio Massa by a significant difference, and now on December 10 at 11:30 a.m. he will be sworn in as the next president of Argentina.