Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 2, 2018

in Nanny State, Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 14 of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1930 travel book, The Gentleman in the Parlour:

As if a man in whose house you have forcibly quartered yourself will welcome you any the more because you tell him you can run it better than he can!

DBx: The surface intentions that motivate Jones to forcibly displace Smith’s own judgment of what is best for Smith with Jones’s assessment of what is best for Smith do not justify Jones’s intrusions into Smith’s life.

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