Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on January 12, 2012

in Complexity & Emergence

… is from page 27 of the 1993 Liberty Fund reissue of the 1969 Cambridge University Press issue of the 1854 translation of Wilhelm von Humboldt’s 1792 The Limits of State Action:

The solicitude of a State for the positive welfare of its citizens must further be hurtful, in that it has to operate upon a promiscuous mass of individualities, and therefore does harm to these by measures which cannot meet individual cases.

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