Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 5, 2020

in Complexity & Emergence, Hubris and humility, Seen and Unseen

… is from page 248 of George Will’s 2019 volume, The Conservative Sensibility:

Most of what makes up society, and most of what is most important in society, is the result of choices too numerous to count, not the planned intention of any individual or group of individuals. Hence the law postulated by Robert Conquest, the historian and poet: Everyone is conservative about that which he or she knows the most about. This is so because when one knows something well, one knows its complex antecedents and evolution.

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