Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 13, 2014

in Civil Society, Environment, Hubris and humility

… is from page xxxiv of Julian Simon’s 1996 magnum opus, The Ultimate Resource 2:

The real issue is not whether one cares about nature, but whether one cares about people.  Environmental sympathies are not in dispute; because one puts the interests of one’s children before the interests of the people down the street does not imply that one hates the neighbors, or even is uninterested in them.  The central matters in dispute here are truth and liberty, versus the desire to impose one’s aesthetic and moral tastes on others.


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