Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 16, 2012

in Hayek, Hubris and humility, Intervention, Myths and Fallacies, Politics, Reality Is Not Optional

… is from page 67 of Vol. 2 of F.A. Hayek’s Law, Legislation, and Liberty (“The Mirage of Social Justice,” 1976):

It was the belief that something like ‘social justice’ could thereby be achieved, that people have placed in the hands of government powers which it can now not refuse to employ in order to satisfy the claims of the ever increasing number of special interests who have learnt to employ the open sesame of ‘social justice’.


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