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… is from page 83 of George Will’s hot-off-the-press 2021 book, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 [2] – a collection of many of his columns over these years; (the column [3] from which the quotation below is drawn was originally published in the Washington Post on August 9th, 2019) (original emphasis):

What socialists are so fond of saying, national conservatives are now saying: This time will be different. It never is, because government’s economic planning always involves the fatal conceit that government can aggregate, and act on, information more intelligently and nimbly than markets can.