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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is the epigraph at the front of Robert Higgs’s profound and more-relevant-than-ever 1987 volume, Crisis and Leviathan; specifically, it’s a quotation from the sociologist Alvin W. Gouldner (original emphasis):

Any society that entails the strengthening of the state apparatus by giving it unchecked control over the economy, and re-unites the polity and the economy, is an historical regression. In it there is no more future for the public, or for the freedoms it supported, than there was under feudalism.


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