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The House of Mirth
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  • It was indeed miserable to be poor—to look forward to a shabby, anxious middle-age, leading by dreary degrees of economy and self-denial to gradual absorption in the dingy communal existence of the boarding-house.

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  • There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
    Robertson Davies
  • The drive for equality of opportunity would also require the abolition of the family since different parents have unequal abilities; it would require the communal rearing of children. The State would have to nationalize all babies and raise them in State nurseries under ’equal’ conditions. But even here conditions cannot be the same, because different State officials will themselves have different abilities and personalities.
    Murray N. Rothbard

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