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Quote of the Day: November 27, 2011

"The institutions of our social life underpin the trust we place in strangers. If sometimes that trust is misplaced it is because these institutions, most of the time, do a job so extraordinary that we have quite forgotten what a miracle it is that we ever trust strangers at all. Trusting strangers is, to put it simply, a most unnatural thing for us to do."

--Paul Seabright, The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life