Quote of the Day: April 30, 1942
"The history of enterprise in antiquity therefore falls naturally into two periods. First is the development of economic practices in Mesopotamia circa 3500-1200 BC. By the end of antiquity we find gain-seeking shifting away from productive enterprise to land acquisition, usury, profiteering from political office, and extraction of foreign tribute by force."
--David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, William J. Baumol, eds., The Invention of Enterprise