/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Quote Of The (Yester)Day

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Quote Of The (Yester)Day

Whoops, had this quote all ready to go, but forgot to post it.
"When I was in grad school, one of my professor remarked about the economic inefficiency of mandatory environmental recycling, 'Arguing that recycling is economic inefficient is like arguing that communion wafers are not nutritious.' The point is that the argument is simply unresponsive to the underlying concern of the person with whom you are conversing."
Brilliant. So often, liberals and conservatives cannot communicate with each other, because they come to the argument with radically different assumptions. So often, also, we do not grasp why we choose the assumptions we do. Or why the other guy chooses his. Go read Todd Zywicki's take on Thomas Sowell's book A Conflict of Visions. For the third time in a couple of days, vulturing from Volokh here.

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