Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
"Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges. (The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.)"
Cornelius Tacitus - (55-117 A.D.)
Senator and a historian of the Roman Empire.
Source: Annales (1st century A.D.)
Worth bearing in mind when one considers the plethora of new laws enacted by the New Labour government since 1997.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
"It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today."
Friedrich August von Hayek - (1899-1992)
Source: The Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972), p. 208