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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from David Hart’s splendid 2019 translation – still only on-line, but forthcoming in print – of Frédéric Bastiat’s 1850 Economic Harmonies; specifically, it’s from Chapter XX, titled “Responsibility”:

Before subjecting an action or habit to organized repression, the following question always has to be asked:

Does this extra benefit, obtained by the addition of legal repression to natural repression, compensate for the evil inherent in the apparatus of repression?

DBx: Bastiat was born, in Bayonne, on (or near) this date in 1801.