Why Conservatives win elections

“…we have a disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition…..We see frequently the vices and follies of the powerful much less despised than the poverty and weakness of the innocent.”

Adam Smith Theory of Moral Sentiments 1759


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2 Responses to Why Conservatives win elections

  1. Ian Pirie says:

    Adam Smith – a much-misunderstood thinker. His Theory of Moral Sentiments (source of this quote) deserves more attention than his Wealth of Nations, in my opinion!

  2. Peter Baxendale says:

    Plus ca change,Chris

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