Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 5, 2013

in Other People's Money, Politics

… is from page 119 of the 1976 Liberty Fund edition of Sir Henry Sumner Maine’s insightful 1885 volume, Popular Government:

Perhaps we are not at liberty to forget that there are two kinds of bribery.  It can be carried on by promising or giving to expectant partisans places paid out of the taxes, or it may consist in the directer process of legislating away the property of one class and transferring it to another.

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