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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On September 2, 2011 @ 2:03 pm In Hubris and humility,Other People's Money | Comments Disabled

… is from page 118 of Deirdre McCloskey’s 1996 book The Vices of Economists – The Virtues of the Bourgeoisie [1] (original emphasis):

But in any event some economist claims he can be prudent on your behalf is not something you should believe if such knowledge could make him rich, and as an adult it’s not something you should stand for.  You are not being made “free” by being manipulated by the government.

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