“All the members of human society stand in need of each others assistance and are likewise exposed to mutual injuries. The wise and virtuous man is at all times willing that his own private interest should be sacrificed to the public interest.” Adam Smith, 1759.
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) July 19, 2021
Blimey. The first sentence is from IIii3. The second from VIii3. In the 6th version (1790) of Moral Sentiments there’re 136 pages between the two sentences. Don’t you think that cramming the two together, without even a hint at the ellipsis, might be, maybe, a tad misleading?
— Tim Worstall (@worstall) July 19, 2021