Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 19, 2021

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 101 of Thomas Sowell’s 2009 volume, Intellectuals and Society:

More generally, it is doubtful whether there are many – if any – individuals in a free society who are completely satisfied with all the policies and institutions of their society. In short, virtually everybody is in favor of some changes. Any accurate and rational discussion of differences among them would address which particular changes are favored by which people, based on what reasons, followed by analysis and evidence for or against those particular reasons for those particular changes. All of this is by-passed by those who simply proclaim themselves to be in favor of “change” and label those who disagree with them as defenders of the status quo. It is yet another of the many arguments without arguments.

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