… is from page 88 of George Will’s 2021 book, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 – a splendid collection of many of Will’s columns over these years; (the essay from which the quotation below is drawn originally appeared in the Washington Post on January 9th, 2020):
Confidence in markets and confidence in government often vary inversely. Today, progressives assert a severely limited efficiency of markets in allocating resources for the public good, and they proclaim government’s duty and ability to improve upon it. Increasingly, “market skeptic Republicans” (a Pew Research Center category) agree. They are selectively skeptical, having extravagant faith – in government.
DBx: Pictured above is a leading “market skeptic Republican,” Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri.