Author: Lester Thurow
Brief Info: American political economist
Years Lived: 1938-2016
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Societies are not merely statistical aggregations
Societies are not merely statistical aggregations of individuals engaged in voluntary exchange but something much more subtle and complicated. A group or community cannot be understood if the unit of analysis is the individual taken by himself. A society is clearly something greater than the sum of its parts.
From the book Dangerous Currents