Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on June 28, 2011

in Hubris and humility

… is the closing two sentences of Thomas Sowell’s 1980 magnum opus Knowledge and Decisions; for many years this quotation adorned my office door:

Freedom is not simply the right of intellectuals to circulate their merchandise.  It is, above all, the right of ordinary people to find elbow room for themselves and a refuge from the rampaging presumptions of their “betters.”

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