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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from Deirdre McCloskey’s April 11th, 2020, Spectator essay, “Coronavirus must not rob us of our liberties forever” (link added):

The evidence suggests, in other words, that behind the growth of government there’s something deeper, and more recent, than mere wars. The missing cause is ideas, as [Robert] Higgs in fact came to believe – in particular a triad of anti-liberal ideas devised in Europe during the 19th century and implemented whole-hog during the 20th: nationalism, unlimited majority rule and socialism.