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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 246 of Thomas Sowell’s November 19th, 2001, essay in Capitalism Magazine – an essay titled “Contradictory Notions of Fairness” as this column is reprinted (under the title “Thanksgiving and ‘Fairness’”) in Sowell’s 2002 collection, Controversial Essays:

Politically, there are few ideas more potent than the notion that all your problems are caused by other people and their unfairness to you. That notion was the royal road to unbridled power for Hitler, Lenin, Mao, and Pol Pot – which is to say, millions of human beings paid with their lives for believing it.