Genes aside, the selfish dictator within is what drives us, or so said Adam Smith. Can we be so presumptous to assume that a belevolent society of altruistic flourishing can triumph over the "barberism" of capitalistic self interest?

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The Selfish Barber

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 (1723-1790)

In Cork, there is a new barber in town specializing in classic cuts. Here we can see “the man in the chair,” relaxing and enjoying some peace and quite, while the barber cleans him up a bit.
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The Selfish Barber

Genes aside, the selfish dictator within is what drives us, or so said Adam Smith. Can we be so presumptous to assume that a belevolent society of altruistic flourishing can triumph over the "barberism" of capitalistic self interest? Without a helping hand, the visibility of the useless class will be the dissent of man.


Adam Smith

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