Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on October 14, 2019

in Hubris and humility, Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 14 of George Will’s 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility:

The empirical case for limited government is that although human beings have something in common – human nature – they are different in capacities and aspirations. From this it follows, not logically but practically, that government cannot hope to provide happiness to all. The most it can reasonably expect to provide are the conditions under which happiness, as each defines it, can be pursued.


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