Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 25, 2015

in Complexity & Emergence, Hubris and humility, Law, Video

… is from pages 203-204 of Daniel Boorstin’s excellent 1958 volume, The Americans: The Colonial Experience:

Any system of common law looks at how things have been done to determine how they ought to be done: it respects the going machinery of society and looks primarily at its functioning rather than to sudden legislation or to a legal code.

Law is not legislation, and legislation is not law.


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