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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 375 of the final (2016) volume – Bourgeois Equality – of Deirdre McCloskey’s soaring trilogy on the essence of bourgeois values, on their transmission, and on their essential role in modern life (original emphasis):

A free society is a do-it-yourself society, as the philosopher Stephen Hicks puts it, a society in which things are not done to or even for a free adult, but done by her. No bishops. And at length no lords and kings. And then no central planning or expert regulation. Laissez faire.

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