Thoughts for ( late ) summer – 11

There is no justification for the belief that so long as power is conferred by democratic procedure that, it cannot be arbitrary; the contrast suggested by this statement is altogether false; it is not the source but the limitation of power which prevents it from being arbitrary.50392185 Democratic control MAY [emphasis in original] prevent power from becoming arbitrary, but it does not do it by its mere existence. If democracy resolves on a task which necessarily involves the use of power which cannot be guided by fixed rules, it must become arbitrary power.mugabe

F.A. Hayek

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