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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 107 of the 2007 Definitive Edition (Bruce Caldwell, Ed.) of F.A. Hayek’s classic 1944 book, The Road to Serfdom; specifically, it’s from chapter 5, which is titled “Planning and Democracy”:

The objectionable feature is that delegation is so often resorted to because the matter in hand cannot be regulated by general rules but only by the exercise of discretion in the decision of particular cases. In these instances delegating means that some authority is given power to make with the force of law what to all intents and purposes are arbitrary decisions….

DBx: Or as argued by Philip Hamburger, administrative law (so called) is unlawful.