All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind
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All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind

All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind

Quote by Adam Smith, Scottish moral philosopher and political economist (1723 - 1790).
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Guest: PeterLondon (2043 days ago)
The guy was obviously a total communist.
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The guy was obviously a total communist.
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TheBob TheBob (2043 days ago)
...like everyone else in the Adam Smith Institute...
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...like everyone else in the Adam Smith Institute...
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Guest: (2043 days ago)
"By pursuing his own interest, he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good." - The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith.
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"By pursuing his own interest, he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good." - The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith.
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Guest: dave 1092834 (2014 days ago)
Latest comment: Man has always found it difficult to balance between two extremes. Communism removes all incentive for high achievers to work hard, while capitalism enables a man to achieve, it also enables him to take advantage of the masses. I would lean toward capitalism, but with some safeguards. The problem in the western world today is those in power are not transparent in what they are doing, just as the leaders of communist countries are not transparent, and both are taking advantage of the masses.
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Latest comment: Man has always found it difficult to balance between two extremes. Communism removes all incentive for high achievers to work hard, while capitalism enables a man to achieve, it also enables him to take advantage of the masses. I would lean toward capitalism, but with some safeguards. The problem in the western world today is those in power are not transparent in what they are doing, just as the leaders of communist countries are not transparent, and both are taking advantage of the masses.
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All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind
All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind