Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 6, 2016

in Property Rights

… is from page 111 of the 1978 collection, edited by Eric Mack, of Auberon Herbert’s essays, The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State; specifically, it’s from Herbert’s March 1884 brilliant May 1894 Fortnightly Review essay, “A Politician In Sight of Haven”:

Our great effort at this moment should be to reconcile our people heartily to private property, whether in land or in any other thing … and to lead them to see that no nation can in any true sense be free which allows a government of the day to model and remodel that which touches a man’s life so nearly as his property.

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