Adam Smith

Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek on Adam Smith

by Skip September 15, 2014

[Adam] Smith’s chief concern was not so much with what man might occasionally achieve when he was at his best but that he should have as little opportunity as possible to do harm when he was at his worst.  It would scarcely be too much to claim that the main merit of individualism which he […]

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Kathy Sullivan Channels Adam Smith?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2013

Kathy Sullivan channels Adam Smith (?) in John DiStaso’s Granite Status…(In regard to the Casino Bill Vote) “But what amazed me is the lack of willingness (by opponents of both parties) to recognize the amount of gambling we already have in New Hampshire, with all of the under-regulated charitable gaming, and it continues to grow […]

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Notable Quote – Adam Smith

by Skip November 25, 2012

The property which every man has in his own labour, as it is the original foundation of all other property, so it is the most sacred and inviolable. The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hands; and to hinder him from employing this strength and dexterity in what […]

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Notable Quote: Adam Smith – The Avarice of ‘Princes’

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2012

…for in every country of the world, I believe, the avarice and injustice of princes and sovereign states, abusing the confidence of their subjects, have by degrees diminished the real quantity of metal, which had been originally contained in their coins. … By means of those operations, the princes and sovereign states which performed them […]

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Notable Quote: Adam Smith

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2012

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their own 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.  Nobody but a beggar chooses to […]

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Yesterday was Chick-Fil-a day! And a hateful CFO is getting canned?

by Skip August 2, 2012

Update:  Yes, for the hate filled rant below, Adam Smith is no longer the CFO at Vante.  Thanks to the commentors for confirming it! “Always tastes better when it is full of hate!” All the way down to DC, I kept hearing how Conservative folks have been flocking (pun intended) to Chick-Fil-A outlets to support […]

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