- Wealth in modern societies is distributed according to opportunity; and while opportunity depends partly upon talent and energy, it depends still more upon birth, social position, access to education and inherited wealth; in a word, upon property.
--R. H. Tawney
- In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
- No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog.
- In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy and the market economy.
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Jeremy Stangroom on how information might function to undermine rational autonomy.
Donald Hirsch cautions against recklessness in the move to a "real living wage" policy.
Dan Hough on cultures of corruption, and how rule changes, in and of themselves, are not enough.
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