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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 66 of the recently published final volume – Bourgeois Equality – of Deirdre McCloskey’s pioneering and brilliant trilogy on the essence and role of bourgeois values in modern life:

The man in the street thinks that countries are rich because of “resources,” in which case Japan and Hong Kong would be poor and the Russian Federation and the Democratic Republic of the Congo rich.