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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 144 of Anthony de Jasay’s profoundly insightful 1998 volume, The State:

Democracy does not lend itself to be “embedded in capitalism.”  It tends to devour it.

Evidence of the truth of de Jasay’s claim is found in the frequent insistence of “Progressives” that what the People truly want can be discovered and achieved, not through voluntary and decentralized market transactions but, rather, only – or at least most reliably – through democratic politics