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Bonus Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On October 25, 2013 @ 9:13 pm In Civil Society,Hayek,Hubris and humility | Comments Disabled
… is from Thomas Babington Macaulay’s 1837 essay “Lord Bacon “:
An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia. The smallest actual good is better than the most magnificent promises of impossibilities.
There is no finer and more succinct expression than this of the bourgeois virtues  and of Hayekian realism.
Today is the 213th anniversary of the birth of Macaulay, one of history’s greatest and truest liberals.
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 Thomas Babington Macaulay’s 1837 essay “Lord Bacon: http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=364&chapter=50923&layout=html&Itemid=27
 bourgeois virtues: http://www.amazon.com/Bourgeois-Virtues-Ethics-Age-Commerce/dp/0226556646/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321062838&sr=8-1
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