First Principles: Self Interest Is the Prime Motivator of Mankind

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages”  – Adam Smith

Yesterday, we looked again at Adam Smith’s ideas about economy.  Again, we find that the invisible hand of the free market is self interest as it is and always will be found.  Collectivism in all of its shades of socialism and fascism has always been a fool’s gold at best.  Always you will find that mankind will always look for one’s own edge to get ahead and have what one seeks.  It’s simply human nature.


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