Quotation : Age of Fracture, The Rediscovery of the Market page 47

‘Like Adam Smith’s pin factory, these were metaphors all. The timeless, placeless,self-equilibrating register of individual preferences that was now more and more often being called “the market” was an abstraction , as complex and intricately manipulatable a figure of speech as any of the neologisms in the Keynesian vocabulary. But metaphores are not idle. They “think for us”Donald McCloskey writes.’ 

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