Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Freddie

Born this day in 1899, Friedrich August von Hayek!
If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Related:
A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.
Friedrich August von Hayek
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Alas, here's evidence of a lesson not learned:
Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.Friedrich August von Hayek
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1 comment:

Cafe45 said...

Nice! F.A. is one of my hero's - I'm pretty sure I was the only Econ student at WSU that felt that way - most of the profs were from The Peoples Republik of Berkeley. But then it was a second major, so maybe I just didn't "get it"........