Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 30, 2019

in Doux Commerce, Trade

… is from this October 2011 NewScientist interview of Steven Pinker:

Commerce, trade and exchange make other people more valuable alive than dead, and mean that people try to anticipate what the other guy needs and wants. It engages the mechanisms of reciprocal altruism, as the evolutionary biologists call it, as opposed to raw dominance.


Add a Comment    Share Share    Print    Email

Previous post:

Next post: