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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 43 of Deirdre McCloskey’s hot-off-the-Yale-University-Press 2019 book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All (original emphasis):

My friends the social democrats appear to believe that in Stockholm and Boston there is no longer a special problem of tyranny as such, because we got rid of tzars and wife beaters, and after all we vote for the mayor who bosses us around (“ancient” freedom again), taxing us by the fist of coercion to give out good things to others, such as the mayor’s good supporters, regardless of whether the supporters, according to their abilities, do anything for the rest of us.