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The Wealth of Nations but not of the world

So I recently started listening to the audiobook of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. It’s an epic 36 hour long audiobook. I’ve got the physical book as well and it’s also an epic tome. But, within the intro chapter Adam Smith already makes some presuppositions or at least conclusions which irritate me.  For example…

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The bankers were wrong

The tin foil hat people were right, although tin foil hats won’t stop Government snooping. Also, the government probably doesn’t care about those wearing aluminium on their head. They seem to be more scared of people with towels on their head. The hippies were right Western Civilisation is destroying the planet. The story that we…

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Civilisation Breakdown

I don’t think Civilisation will collapse as everyone keeps being worried it will, it is more likely to either break down or undergo multiple major paradigm changes at once. Henceforth I will try and use the term ‘Civilisation breakdown‘, instead of  ‘Civilisation collapse‘. It gives me more leeway in being able to say “I told…

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