„While it was long possible and sometimes tempting for physicists to deny the usefulness of the molecular hypothesis, we economists have the good luck of being some of the ‘molecules’ of economic life ourselves, and of having the possibility through human contacts to study the behavior of other ‘molecules’.“

—  Tjalling Koopmans, Tjalling Koopmans in: Review of economics and statistics, Vol. 31 -(1949), p. 87
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