You ever sometimes think about Adam Smith and when he said
Mais if those business people start getting involved in politics and all of that?
Gonna be going back to feudalism
I think about that a lot
@Sylvhem yes! Wealth of Nations.
Karl Marx and Engels were big fans of Adam Smith. Smith is a complex thinker. Also thought landlords were predatory garbage people
@Cyborgneticz I already knew that one thanks to Existential Comics ^^.
I really need to read his work on day. Adding it to the list.
@Sylvhem Theory of Moral Sentiments is good too, but talks less about the inherent equality of the poor to the privileged than the Wealth of Nations. I guess the topics are different so he probably thought 'meh people can read that book'
I find it interesting to analyze the context of early capitalist thought. Because it was like, "I don't want this all-powerful king to grant monopolies to his noble friends, I want free initiative!" But people today are like "health and safety regulations by a democratic government are tyranny, I want free initiative!"
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