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What Confucius Said: On Greed and the Public Good

In New York City, down on the Lower East Side, in Chinatown, about a block south of where The Bowery crosses Canal Street, out in the middle of the traffic where Division Street splits into a Y and joins Bowery, in that triangle of asphalt and concrete created by the forking Division Street, in the middle of the stalled, horn-blaring, weltering confusion, the chaos and noise, on a stone pedestal about seven feet high stands a silent and serene, ten foot bronze statue of Confucius looking out over the swarming crush of humanity.

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