Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 28, 2021

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is a passage from a January 13th, 1859, letter from Lord Acton to Richard Simpson; this passage appears on page 517 of the 1988 collection of Lord Acton’s writings (edited by the late J. Rufus Fears), Essays in Religion, Politics, and Morality:

Bureaucracy is undoubtedly the weapon and sign of a despotic government, inasmuch as it gives whatever government it serves, despotic power.


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