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Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On December 18, 2011 @ 2:02 pm In Complexity & Emergence,Law,Myths and Fallacies | Comments Disabled
… is from a January 1847 number of The Economist; it is reprinted on page 248 of Matt Ridley’s superb 1997 book The Origins of Virtue :
The Post probably imagines, because laws and institutions are intended to promote the public benefit, that they make society; but a different philosophy  represents society as the natural product of the instincts of individuals.
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 The Origins of Virtue: http://www.amazon.com/Origins-Virtue-Instincts-Evolution-Cooperation/dp/0140264450/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324234700&sr=1-1
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