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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 181 of the 1969 Revised Edition of Lon Fuller‘s profoundly important 1964 bookThe Morality of Law:

On the one hand, there are competent scholars who seem to deny the very existence of problems of institutional design.  Their program seems to be a maximum exploitation of governmental power – without any inquiry into its moral sources – for whatever ends seem worthy at a given time.  On the other hand, there are those who … resist the suggestion that the solution of the problems requires anything like an economic calculation or an application of the principle of marginal utility.  From this entrenched position they are likely to regard those who disagree with them, not merely as being mistaken, but as being unprincipled and immoral.


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