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Bonus Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On November 5, 2012 @ 8:31 pm In Reality Is Not Optional,The Economy | Comments Disabled
… offers a Higgsian truth  that I hope (without hope) is taken to heart by whichever “prancing pony” wins tomorrow’s presidential election; it is from pages 56-57 of volume II of the 1873 Thomas Nugent translation of Baron de Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Law s :
Trade is in its own nature extremely uncertain; and it is a great evil to add a new uncertainty to that which is founded on the nature of the thing.
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 Higgsian truth: http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_01_4_higgs.pdf
 The Spirit of the Law: http://books.google.com/books?id=FdQtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=Montesquieu+%22trade+is+in+its+own+nature%22&source=bl&ots=H7o732XP-F&sig=sMKSEqPjILybIN4z6UzWb-k8kmU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GmaYUI71FIOKqQHEo4DoAg&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Montesquieu%20%22trade%20is%20in%20its%20own%20nature%22&f=false
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