Monday, October 20, 2014

OLS Quote of the Week: Robert Heinlein

The featured quote here at On Liberty Street for the next seven days will be:
“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded—here and there, now and then—are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.” ----- Robert Heinlein  [ht: Stephen Hicks]