Bryan Caplan  

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Whenever new shocking news breaks, I remember what Robert Higgs wrote back in 1987:
[W]e do know something - at least abstractly - about the future.  We know that other great crises will come.  Whether they will be occasioned by foreign wars, economic collapse, or rampant terrorism, no one can predict with assurances.  Yet in one form of another, great crises will surely come again... When they do, governments almost certainly will gain new powers over economic and social affairs... For those who cherish individual liberty and a free society, the prospect is deeply disheartening.
The constant miracle, to my mind, is that so much liberty endures...

P.S. Hope to see you at the Open Borders Meetup this weekend.  Email me for details.


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Dangerman writes:

It doesn't "endure" - it has to be refreshed from time to time...

jon writes:
Whenever new shocking news breaks, I ... Hope to see you at the Open Borders Meetup this weekend.

This seems a bit tone deaf, no?

Two of the terrorists were recent refugees, and the French PM has said that they used the refugee chaos to enter France.

And on the home front, we've had three different groups of Syrian's arrested on their way to the US within the last week:

  • Three Syrians arrested in St Maarten arriving from Haiti with false Greek passports
  • Honduras detains Syrians bound for U.S. with doctored Greek passports
  • Eight Syrian refugees turned themselves in to immigration authorities along the Texas-Mexico border this week, officials said Thursday.
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