From Newmania

There has been economic theory that has attempted to incorporate reality ( Weber) but Adam Smith, and thinking derived from him, would not be easy to reconcile with the Christian values, their historic rise in 19th century Britain, and the abolition of slavery.

Eh? Smith on slavery is here. He was rather agin’ it.

6 thoughts on “From Newmania”

  1. Facepainter is an evil fuckwit–the latter quality far outweighing the former. Had you printed a picture of excrement smeared on a wall that would be of equal value to any opinions held/expressed by offal such as Fece.

  2. That wouldn’t be the Adam Smith who wrote The Theory of Moral Sentiments, would it?
    No, must be some other bloke with the same moniker.

  3. Every time Newmy types something he is just playing with the keyboard, like one of those hypothetical monkeys writing Shakespeare.

    If it is unable to do so without being informed by moral philosophy religion, history and any number of ad hoc phenomenon then I am surprised that even a twerp like you is so impressed?

    Totally devoid of meaning and with an irrelevant question mark to boot. What a monkey

  4. “Smith offered an economic argument against slavery because he did not believed that monarchy (or freedom from it), wealth, or religion can be trusted to convince people to free their slaves ”

    Adam Smith, and thinking derived from him, would not be easy to reconcile with the Christian values, their historic rise in 19th century Britain, and the abolition of slavery.

    I made my point quite carefully (I knew that mentioning Adam Smith was…bold …) 🙂

  5. “Adam Smith, and thinking derived from him, would not be easy to reconcile with the Christian values”
    Why would your try? Economics deals with revealed preferences. Christian values, whatever they are, deals with claimed preferences. Or the values one prefers to impose on others. If the two meet, it’s only by coincidence.

  6. Dennis, Bullshit Detector

    I made my point quite carefully

    That might be the most unintentionally hilarious thing I’ve read in ages.

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