Friedrich Hayek Quote

Even when men approve of the same arrangements, it must be asked whether they approve of them because they exist or because they are desirable in themselves. The common resistance to the collectivist tide should not be allowed to obscure the fact that the belief in integral freedom is based on an essentially forward-looking attitude and not on any nostalgic longing for the past or a romantic admiration for what has been.


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

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Even when men approve of the same arrangements, it must be asked whether they approve of them because they exist or because they are desirable in...

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Even when men approve of the same arrangements, it must be asked whether they approve of them because they exist or because they are desirable in...

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Even when men approve of the same arrangements, it must be asked whether they approve of them because they exist or because they are desirable in...

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Even when men approve of the same arrangements, it must be asked whether they approve of them because they exist or because they are desirable in...