Friday, January 14, 2011

Quotation for the day: Henry Hazlitt

How many traffic laws do we need? That is a difficult question to answer numerically. A general traffic code need consist only of a few simple rules, but they could all, it would seem, easily be embodied in a single statute.  In any case, if the government confined itself to enacting a code oflaws simply intended to prevent mutual aggression and to
maintain peace and order, it is hard to see how such a code would run into any great number of laws.
Henry Hazlitt, "The Torrent of Laws," The Freeman: A Monthly Journal of Ideas on Liberty (Foundation for Economic Education), vol. 29, no. 1 (January 1979) 4.

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