Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on September 23, 2011

in Law, Politics, Seen and Unseen

… is from page 17 of Robert Higgs’s remarkable 1987 book, Crisis and Leviathan (original emphasis):

Note that once constitutional barriers have been lowered during a crisis, a legal precedent has been established giving government greater potential for expansion in subsequent noncrisis periods, particularly those that can be plausibly described as crises.


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