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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 5 of the original edition of Gordon Tullock’s excellent 1976 monograph, The Vote Motive:

There is a sharp contrast between the way people act and the way they talk.  It is particularly striking among academics, where discussion of the desirability of making sacrifices for others, striving for abstract moral goals, and in general living a highly virtuous life, is combined with behaviour which is not one whit less selfish than that of the average grocer.