Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 30, 2013

in Hayek, Hubris and humility

… is from pages 89-90 of volume II (“The Mirage of Social Justice,” 1976) of Hayek’s Law, Legislation, and Liberty:

Yet the chief point is that, if we look beyond the limits of our national states, and certainly if we go beyond the limits of what we regard as our civilization, we no longer even deceive ourselves that we know what would be ‘socially just’, and that those very groups within the existing states which are loudest in their demands for ‘social justice’, such as the trade unions, are regularly the first to reject such claims raised on behalf of foreigners.

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