“When it comes to personal behaviour, we have come to believe that there is no right and wrong: there are only choices. The market facilitates those choices. The state deals with the consequences, picking up the pieces when they go wrong. The idea that there are choices we should not make, desires we should not satisfy, things we would like to do and can afford to do but which we ought not to do, because they are dishonourable, or a betrayal of trust, has come to seem outmoded.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 8, p. 130