March 30, 2013

At the Root of the Matter

The acts of exchange or accumulation are the building blocks from which economics is constructed, but the building blocks themselves contain the relationships of mutuality and domination that lie within, or below, all social life. At the root of the matter lies man, but it is not man the "economic" being, but man the psychological and the social being, which we understand only imperfectly.

Robert L. Heilbroner ~ The Worldly Philosophers (6th Ed.)

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