By William Shakespeare
A tender girl tells of her seduction and abandoment by means of a tender guy who proves to be unworthy of her attraction and sweetness.
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He does not say that benevolence is bad for the economy, merely that he does not know (and presumably, neither do we) of any good that has come of it. The merchant may in fact intend some vague social good, but it is more important here that he obey his immediate interest in keeping his trades close to home. indd 30 3/17/2011 10:25:00 AM The Invisible Hand and the Rise of Political Economy 31 If the individual’s limited subject perspective justifies self-interest, the limited perspective of the ruler or government justifies restraint.
The drawback of this explanation is that it reduces its human subjects to automata driven by the single passion of self-interest – which conforms neither to Smith’s hypothesis nor to his observations. Smith was interested in creating a moral defence of economics in the name of liberty, not in declaring that God had intended for humans to be selfish. e. historical) process (WN I, 25), which calls into question the notion of a divine order present since the beginning of time, and even implies that some day the order created by the invisible hand might come to an end.
It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the publick, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the publick, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it. (WN I, 267)28 The reconciliation of these two seemingly contradictory conclusions – the idealist/deductive and the realist/inductive – must take place once again in the realm of perception. As Alec Macfie summarizes: ‘At the individual level, in day to day contacts, reason may effect little.