Quote of the Day

Clive Crook on “Animal Spirits”

Clive Crook:

Likening the role of government to a parent’s duty to create a happy home, the authors write: “The proper role of the parent is to set the limits so that the child does not overindulge her animal spirits.” This is an unappealing analogy. I would sooner take up arms against a government that saw me as a child than vote for it.

(my emphasis)

Hat Tip: Arnold Kling @ Econlog


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