Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 29, 2015

in Complexity & Emergence, Law, Myths and Fallacies

… is from page 152 of the 1991 Liberty Fund edition of Bruno Leoni’s brilliant 1961 volume, Freedom and the Law:

History evidences the fact that legislation does not constitute an appropriate alternative to arbitrariness, but that it often ranks alongside the vexatious orders of tyrants or of arrogant majorities against all kinds of spontaneous processes of forming a common will….

From the point of view of the supporters of individual freedom it is not only a question of being suspicious of officials and rulers, but also of legislators.

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