Der Sozialdemokrat Adam Smith

Wieder ein interessantes Stück über Adam Smith, das gängige Fehlinterpretationen sowie die üblichen Auswüchse der Ökonomie ins richtige Licht rückt, diesmal beim American Conservative:

“For one thing, Smith roundly mistrusted businessmen. In addition to the sallies already quoted, he insisted that businessmen, for all they may talk of freedom and fairness, ‘generally have an interest to deceive and even oppress the public.‘ One example out of many from The Wealth of Nations:

Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price, and thereby lessening the sale of their goods both at home and abroad. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.'”

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  1. So ähnliche Aussagen findet man auch bei Milton Friedman, dem alten Sozialdemokrat …


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