Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 14, 2011

in Hubris and humility, Man of System, Other People's Money

… is from page 64 of the third edition of Paul Hollander’s remarkable book Political Pilgrims; here, Hollander identifies

another characteristic form the elitism of intellectuals may take, namely, their tendency to dismiss the needs of ordinary people for certain freedoms on the assumption that such requirements are the luxury of the few while the masses should rightfully concern themselves with satisfying their more immediate material needs.

This quotation reminds me of one of my all-time favorites.


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