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Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On December 2, 2013 @ 7:50 am In Reality Is Not Optional | Comments Disabled
… is from page 103 of the 1983 re-issue of Ludwig von Mises’s 1944 volume, Bureaucracy :
Bureaucratization is necessarily rigid because it involves the observation of established rules and practices. But in social life rigidity amounts to petrification and death. It is a very significant fact that stability and security are the most cherished slogans of present-day “reformers.” If primitive men had adopted the principle of stability, they would never have gained security; they would long since have been wiped out by beasts of prey and microbes.
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