I am certain, however, that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

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Original Citation

Von Hayek, Friedrich August. "Economic Freedom and Representative Government." Fourth Wincott Memorial Lecture. 31 Oct. 1973, The Royal Society of Arts, London, UK. Lecture.

Current Citation

Von Hayek, Friedrich August. Quoted in "Economic Freedom and Representative Government." Welfare and the State: The Zenith of Western Welfare State Systems. Edited by Nicholas Deakin, Catherin Jones Finer, and Bob Matthews. Routledge, 2004, ch. 28.