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Quotation of the Day…

… is from pages 15-16 of Richard Epstein’s insight-filled 2006 book, How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution:

The key insight is this: competition is a positive-sum game, while aggression is a negative-sum game. For that social reason, and not for any fascination with the “possessive individualism” that the Progressives denounced, the former should be favored and protected while the latter is deplored and restricted. Individual control over one’s labor and property should be governed, therefore, by the principle that competition and aggression are polar opposites. Competition enhances social welfare. Aggression diminishes it.

DBx: Government, being organized aggression, should therefore be kept strictly limited.

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