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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page xvii of the just-published third volume – Bourgeois Equality [2] – in Deirdre McCloskey’s brilliant trilogy on the essence and role of bourgeois values in modern life:

And in truth our main protection against the ravenous has been just such competition in trade – not City Hall or Whitehall, which have had their own ravenous habits, backed by violence.