The Political Economic Foundation of Democratic Capitalism: From Genesis to Maturation
This book traces both authoritatively and analytically, the development of the ideas relating to the modern conceptualized understanding of the notions of Democracy and Capitalism.
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Page xxi - A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.
Page 74 - An Athenian citizen does not neglect the State because he takes care of his own household; and even those of us who are engaged in business have a very fair idea of politics. We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs not as a harmless, but as a useless character; and if but few of us are originators, we are all sound judges of a policy.