The statesman who should attempt to direct people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.
Sowell, Thomas (2007). A Conflict of Visions: Idealogical Origins of Political Struggles (p. 46). Quoting Adam Smith.
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