"In (the) previous twenty or thirty years, we have had a system in the western world where the markets, the financial markets were paramount, and somehow the democratic elements of our societies were put aside. We have forgotten that there are two pillars of the western heritage that we are proud of. One is the evolution of the free market, but the second is the evolution of democracy. And what I did when I was faced with a decision between the financial concerns on one hand and democracy on the other, I decided to go with democracy."
~ Olafur Ragnar Grimmsson
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