Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on March 19, 2022

in Legal Issues

… is from page 6 of Columbia University law professor Philip Hamburger’s 2020 monograph, The Administrative Threat:

Ever tempted to exert more power with less effort, rulers are rarely content to govern merely through the law, and in their restless desire to escape its pathways, many of them try to work through other mechanisms. These other modes of binding subjects are absolute power.

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