Barbara Wootton left a trail of incisive, beautifully written books on economics, social science, criminology and public policy (not to mention fiction and her elegantly restrained autobiography, In a World I Never Made), all held together by the leitmotiv of her sustained and unrelenting criticism of so-called experts for their failure to consider the evidence as to how the real world of ordinary people actually works.

This section presents a short collection of quotes subdivided by broad subject.

Equality and inequality, democracy, isms, socialism, consumerism, public policy, donkeys and politicians.
Social science, social workers and the social services, science and methodology, economics and economists, crime and justice, professions.
Morality, war and killing, humanism, religion, gender, prejudice, mystiques, opinions and dreams, the environment and cars.