Monday, November 11, 2013

Quote of the Week: Daniel Klein

For the next seven days here at On Liberty Street, the quote will be:
“True social decency does not dwell on, pity, or patronize someone’s weakness or disadvantage, real or supposed.  It does not rescue when rescue has not been sought. It does not judge or even draw attention to.  It proceeds on the assumption that the individual is conducting his affairs as he sees fit, no how mad the method may seem”.                  
                                                    —Economist Daniel Klein, 1998