Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on October 17, 2011

in Complexity & Emergence, Property Rights, Seen and Unseen

… is from page 164 of Thomas Sowell’s 1999 book, The Quest for Cosmic Justice:

Just as freedom of the press does not exist for the sake of that tiny minority of the population who are journalists, so property rights do not exist for the sake of those people with substantial property holdings.  Both rights exist to serve social purposes reaching far beyond those who actually exercise these rights.


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