Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on June 22, 2019

in History, Inequality, Myths and Fallacies, Reality Is Not Optional

… is from page 28 of George Will’s newly published 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility (original emphasis; footnote deleted; link added):

The voluntary interactions of individuals in what we now call the private sector, and what in the Founders’s era was called society, aka almost all of life, would naturally produce inequalities. Individuals who are naturally unequal in endowments, desires, and exertions would in a context of political liberty, experience different social results. “In the Founders’ understanding,” [Martin] Diamond wrote, “whoever says equality of liberty thereby says inequality of outcomes; whoever says equality of outcomes thereby says inequality of liberty, because only the unequal handicapping of the superior will prevent their capacities from manifesting themselves.”

DBx: Kurt Vonnegut explains further.


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