Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 10, 2023

in Hubris and humility

… is from page vii of economic historian Alexander Field’s 2022 book, The Economic Consequences of U.S. Mobilization for the Second World War:

It is easy to be novel and easy to be right, but much more difficult to be both.

DBx: Indeed so.

Unfortunately, the premium that too many intellectuals put on being novel trumps any worries they might have about not being right.

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