Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Quote of the day: “It is not that freedom has no disadvantages…”

_QuoteIt is not that freedom has no disadvantages, since everything has these.  To use these disadvantages in argument against it is to say to a man trapped in the mire: Do not get out, as you cannot do this without some effort.
- Frederic Bastiat, from his 1848 essay “Laissez-faire,” collected in 
The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics

[Hat tip Cafe Hayek]

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