Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Listen & Often 2 is up here, or you can subscribe on iTunes. I slightly messed up re-posting it yesterday morning for a reason, and so it was offline for a while. I doubt you noticed.
In other news, I am reading The Worldly Philosophers, by Robert Heilbroner. You know the website which grades books by looking at their Pages 69? Well, this one's p69 is in the Adam Smith chapter.
'Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production,' he wrote, and then proceeded to castigate those systems that placed the interest of the producer over that of the consuming public.
But in Smith's panegyric of a free and unfettered market the rising industrialists found the theoretical justification they needed to block the first government attempts to remedy the scandalous conditions of the time.