Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 23, 2014

in Complexity & Emergence, Law, Myths and Fallacies

… is from page 13 of Benn Steil’s and Manuel Hinds’s wonderful 2009 book, Money, Markets & Sovereignty:

Whereas it is commonplace today to think of law as nothing more than the will of a legislator, such thought has been mightily resisted by great thinkers each time it has emerged throughout history.  Such resistance is perhaps nowhere more eloquently displayed than by Sophocles’ female heroine Antigone, who refuses to obey her king’s edict against burying her brother, asserting that such an edict, which is contrary to morality and custom, cannot possibly be law, and therefore cannot be obeyed.


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