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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?

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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

Inspired by Adam Smith (1723-1790)'s quote, "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". The titled responsion is

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.

The Selfish Barber is inspired by Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. It is also inspired by the story of the barber's daughter, who after her father died was able to go to college and she had an important part in the development of capitalism. The story is about her going to work in the West End theatre where she meets Napoleon Bonaparte who was very impressed by her talent.

Adam Smith said that selfishness is bad because it will lead us to ruin. He also pointed out that, if we are selfish then we will be willing to destroy others to get what we want and that is bad. This story is about the selfishness of the man who wants to make a fortune in the West End Theatre and how Napoleon Bonaparte made the most of his talents. The Selfish Barber takes the selfishness out of the story by making its character's actions moral. So when he sees the beauty of the hair of the girl who was a singer in the West End, he saves her from poverty and he helps her to be able to go to school. This is done by using his talents to help people and by using his talent to help the West End Theatre to make a success of itself.

The Selfish Barber inspired by Adam Smith is a great story that uses the moral aspect of human nature to make it interesting and engaging.


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Published 5 months ago