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Irving Kristol (1971)

| Apr 22, 2020

Yes, individual liberty is a very fine thing, one of the very finest even. But order is also a very fine thing; and justice; and morality; and civility. All of these fine things have to be accommodated, one to another, in such a way as to ‘make sense’ to the citizens of a society. A free market is a superb economic mechanism; but it is not self-justifying.

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