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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 206 of the December 1979 “Interview with Dr. Benjamin Rogge,” as the transcript of this interview is reprinted in A Maverick’s Defense of Freedom, the 2010 collection of Rogge’s essays edited by Dwight Lee (typo corrected):

I think ultimately the acceptance or rejection of the free enterprise system is going to depend on whether the masses see it as an essentially moral, ethical, and just way of organizing economic life.  The economic education in many ways is simply a first stage, a first step, in coming to understand how the free enterprise system works.  But the complete understanding requires the moral understanding, the moral basis, of freedom itself and not just simply the question of whether or not the marketplace can handle an energy problem – which by the way it can.