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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 51 of UCLA economist William Allen’s 1989 collection of the transcripts of his excellent radio addresses, The Midnight Economist; specifically, it’s from Allen’s August 1984 radio address entitled “Bad-Mannered Government is Bad Government”:

The size of government can be variously measured.  It is also reflected in the sinews of everyday life.  More government spending and taxing mean more government – and more government means more rules and directives, more personal uncertainty and unease, more private concern and efforts of self-protection, more informers and enforcers, more reliance on autocratic bureaucrats and a broader realm of discretion for their unaccountable lackeys.