Zaterdag quote

The by-product of individuals acting predictably in accordance with their economic interests was therefore not an uneasy balance, but a strong web of interdependent relationships. Thus it was expected that expansion of domestic trade would create more cohesive communities while foreign trade would help avoid wars between them.

Albert Hirschman (1977). The Passions and the Interests. Political Arguments for Capitalism before its Triumph, p 51-52.

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