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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 524 of F.A. Hayek’s brilliant Postscript – “Why I Am Not A Conservative” – to the Definitive Edition (Ronald Hamowy, ed., 2011) of Hayek’s 1960 volume, The Constitution of Liberty:

There are many values of the conservative which appeal to me more than those of the socialists; yet for a liberal the importance he personally attaches to specific goals is no sufficient justification for forcing others to serve them.

DBx: Beautifully said.

How unfortunate it is that so few people share this liberal attitude. From progressives on the left to “common good capitalists” on the right, the world teems with persons who feel driven to impose their notion of the good life on others.