Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Failure by design
"The corporate assault on education is not new and is just one part of the corporate assault on the population generally."
"In 1776 Adam Smith warned that the masters of mankind relentlessly pursue their vile maxim `All for ourselves, nothing for anyone else,`and they use their control of the political system... to assist this pursuit."
"He was talking about England, of course," says Noam Chomsky, "The principle architects of policy in England are those who essentially own the country. In Adam Smith`s day the people who owned the country were the merchants and manufacturers and they make use of their wealth and influence to ensure that their own interests are very scrupulously served , no matter how grievous the effect on the people of England."
One correction: Adam Smith was from Enlightenment Scotland
and was discussing ideas more widespread.
Often misquoted: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations can be downloaded or read online.
Free to read for personal use: https://www.goodreads.com/ebooks/download/25698?doc=750