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Lester Thurow

Brief Bio: American political economist

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

— 1983

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