Friedrich Hayek Quote

Human envy is certainly not one of the sources of discontent that a free society can eliminate. It is probably one of the essential conditions for the preservation of such a society that we do not countenance envy, not sanction its demands by camouflaging it as social justice, but treat it, in the words of John Stuart Mill, as 'the most anti-social and evil of all passions.'


The Essence of Hayek (ed. Hoover Institution Press, 1984)

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Human envy is certainly not one of the sources of discontent that a free society can eliminate. It is probably one of the essential conditions for...

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Human envy is certainly not one of the sources of discontent that a free society can eliminate. It is probably one of the essential conditions for...

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Human envy is certainly not one of the sources of discontent that a free society can eliminate. It is probably one of the essential conditions for...

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Human envy is certainly not one of the sources of discontent that a free society can eliminate. It is probably one of the essential conditions for...