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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 136 of my colleague Peter Boettke’s 2019 speech, delivered at a regional meeting in Fort Worth of the Mont Pelerin Society, “The Role of the Economist in a Free Society,” as the text of this speech appears in Pete’s 2021 collection, The Struggle for a Better World (original emphasis):

Simple economics is not simpleminded, and clarity of exposition of the principles of economics is to be valued over quickness of mind and cleverness in presentation.

DBx: Pictured here is Frédéric Bastiat, whose talent at conveying important economic truths to the general public is still unmatched 172 years after his death. Thanks in large part to David Hart, Bastiat’s collected works are in the works.

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