Zaterdag quote

(T)hroughout the long twentieth century, communities and people looked at what the market economy was delivering to them and said: “Did we order that?” And society demanded something else. The idiot Mr. Hyde side of Friedrich von Hayek called it ‘social justice’, and decreed that people should forget about it: the market economy could never deliver social justice, and to try to rejigger society so that social justice could be delivered would destroy the market economy’s ability to deliver what it could deliver – increasing wealth, distributed to those who owned valuable property rights.

J. Bradford DeLong (2022). Slouching Towards Utopia. An Economic History of the Twentieth Century, p 6

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