Hoy os traigo la explicación de sociedad que da Antoine Destutt de Tracy:
Society is purely and solely a continual series of exchanges. It is never anything else, in any epoch of its duration, from its commencement the most unformed, to its greatest perfection. And this is the greatest eulogy we can give to it, for exchange is an admirable transaction, in which the two contracting parties always both gain; consequently, society is an uninterrupted succession of advantages, unceasingly renewed for all its members.
(Antoine Destutt de Tracy, A Treatise on Political Economy, Thomas Jefferson, ed. (1817; New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1970), p. 6.)