Mr. Anti-Smith Goes to Washington

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Thomas A. Lambert, Mr. Anti-Smith Goes to Washington, Truth on the Market (November 02, 2008),

Senator Barack Obama, October 30, 2008:

You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.

Adam Smith, 1776:

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.


Does forced redistribution really reduce selfishness? Or just self-reliance?