Tag Archives: Benevolence

First Principles: It Is Not From Benevolence But Self Interest That We Get Our Dinner From the Butcher, Brewer and Baker

“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 interest.” – Adam Smith    

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First Principles: Sound Economics Is Based On the Advantages of Self-Interest Not Appeals To Humanity

“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 interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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First Principles: Power Directed Only By Human Wisdom and Benevolence Is Dangerous

“Power in any form … when directed only by human wisdom and benevolence is dangerous.” –John Adams, An Attempt to Land a Bishop in America, 1769 Someone once asked me here if I felt the Founding Fathers did not believe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Well Being of Mankind Is Our Business

“Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Be Guided By An Exalted Justice and Benevolence

“It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great Nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.” — George Washington … Continue reading

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