Zaterdag quote

The Capitalist Man in his worst moments is greedy. Ans so are you and I. And so, I note, is Socialist Man, in more than his worst moments. If capitalism is to be blamed for systemic evils, then it is also to be given credit for systemic goods, compared not with an imaginary ideal but with actually existing alternatives.

Deirde McCloskey (2006). The Bourgeois Virtues. Ethics for an Age of Commerce, p 29

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