Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on January 31, 2022

in Law, Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 220 of Thomas Sowell’s magnificent 1995 work, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy:

When Bertrand de Jouvenel said that law had lost its soul, he meant that the grand concept of law was being eroded away, or prostituted, until it became nothing more than an ensemble of rules and rulings, changeable without notice, and reflecting little more than an arbitrary exercise of power – the very antithesis of law.

DBx: Pictured here is Bertrand de Jouvenel.

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