Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on January 8, 2012

in Charity, Civil Society, Complexity & Emergence, Cooperation, Other People's Money

… is from page 76 of David Schmidtz’s chapter “Mutual Aid” in David Schmidtz and Robert E. Goodin’s wonderful 1998 book Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility: For and Against:

Fraternal feeling is possible in small groups, but when we try to regiment altruism on a national scale, the possibility of community is precisely what we give up.

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