Bonus Quotations of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on March 15, 2015

in Civil Society, Competition, Complexity & Emergence, Cooperation

… are both from a Facebook post by Steve Horwitz.  The first is from Steve himself:

If we shouldn’t trust “strangers” to educate our children, why should we trust “strangers” to feed or clothe them either? Yet we do so every single day. Civilization is built on turning strangers into honorary kin through institutions that build trust. Education is no different. I’m not interested in forgoing the benefits of the division of labor in a world where contracts and reputation signal trust in strangers.

The second is from Janet Neilson, writing in the comments section of Steve’s post:

Markets allow us to have faith in strangers.


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