Oct 19, 2009

Hayek on morals and compulsion

Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one's conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one's decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.

~ Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom - The Definitive Edition, Page 217

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