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by Matt Ridley
"There was nothing special about the brains of the moderns; it was their trade networks that made the difference – their collective brains"
We owe our progress as a species to the advent of trade which drove all the innovations.
"And the more they rely on exchange, the more they specialise, which makes exchange still more attractive. Exchange is therefore a thing of explosive possibility, a thing that breeds, explodes, grows, auto-catalyses."
Trading with other humans meant we can focus on a job with incre...
"This is the extraordinary feature of markets: just as they can turn many individually irrational individuals into a collectively rational outcome, so they can turn many individually selfish motives into a collectively kind result."
It was the nouveau riche merchents that drove and...
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