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Old 12-06-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: liberal rudeness

Originally Posted by miceelf View Post
And it was an aside on my part, which I should have made clearer. Most people outside of academia don't have a good sense of how it works, and most people are outside of academia. No shame in not knowing how something so arcane works, but I thought it would be useful to point out.

I understand the context in which you pointed out the study, but I was focused on what you said.
If there's one thing I know because I'm so old is that everything is more complicated than it seems. Here's an article that portrays this quite nicely. Good website, too.
"By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." Adam Smith
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