Sunday Morning Quotation – G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton on conservatives and progressives: 

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.”

This quotation is useful as a warning to so-called moderate Republicans and conservatives who want to essentially do very little to change the course we are on and essentially get us nowhere but the ditch into which we are headed. 

It also reminded me of Megan McArdle’s very unsatisfactory thoughts on budget cutting, here and here.  McArdle the conservative! 

David Henderson forcefully criticizes McArdle; Ilya Somin takes a critical but middle course.

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