In the jungle, some gain only at the expense of others. On the market, everyone gains. It is the market — the contractual society that wrests order out of chaos, that subdues nature and eradicates the jungle, that permits the “weak” to live productively, or out of gift s from production, in a regal style compared to the life of the “strong” in the jungle.
Murray N. Rothbard
Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, pp. 1325–26
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