Quotes

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The most widely cited quotation that we have been able to find that describes the Iron Law of Regulation is…

“There is no form of market failure, however egregious, which is not
eventually made worse by the political interventions intended to fix it”*

(Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action).

Additional quotations favoring and opposing regulations were identified with Google searches for quotations on regulation, law, government, liberty, capitalism, and socialism, and for relevant quotations by well known philosophers, political theorists, and political leaders. The most useful websites for searches were the following:

 


*We prefer the  wording, “There is no form of market failure, however egregious, that is not eventually made worse by the political interventions intended to fix it.”