Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 25, 2011

in Civil Society, Complexity & Emergence, Curious Task

… is from page 8 of George Stigler‘s 1950 book Five Lectures on Economic Problems:

[T]he very uncertainty of our ultimate ethical goals dictates a wide area of individual self-determination.  We are not able to supply a blueprint of the ideal life, but we are persuaded that even if it were known it would be ideal only for the person who individually and knowingly and voluntarily accepted it.


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