Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 13, 2012

in Hubris and humility, Scientism

… is from page 27 of the 1997 collection of some of Leland Yeager’s finest essays, The Fluttering Veil (George Selgin, ed.); specifically, it’s from Leland’s 1971 essay “Monetarism”:

Recognizing that the world is complicated is not the same as knowing how to succeed with complicated manipulations.

(I had the great good fortune as a student to have had more than my share of outstanding professors – Israel Kirzner, Saul Levmore, and Fritz Machlup, to name only three in addition to Leland.  None surpassed, and few matched, Leland’s skill in the classroom and mastery of the material.)

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