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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 127 of Thomas Sowell’s 2018 book Discrimination and Disparities:

The only times over which we have any degree of influence at all are the present and the future – both of which can be made worse by attempts at symbolic restitution among the living for what happened among the dead, who are far beyond our power to help or punish or avenge. Galling as these restrictive facts may be, that does not stop them from being beyond our control. Pretending to have powers that we do not, in fact, have risks creating needless evils in the present while claiming to deal with evils of the past.

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