Thursday, May 05, 2016

QUICK BITS no 1

AUDREY LEYNAUD posts on Daily Tar Heel HERE about UNC graduate James Adam writing about his experience working in a waffle house, somewhat disullusioned about his experiences in finance.
Interesting but for this quote from the Daily Tar Heel:
If you go back to the origin of capitalism, with Adam Smith and the French economist Jean-Baptiste Say, both saw capitalism as a means of increasing living standards for the people,” he said.

Comment: 
Neither Adam Smith nor Say knew about ‘capitalism’: the word was first used in English in 1854 by Thackeray in the ‘Newcomes’ ((Oxford English Dictionary). Smith refered to ‘commerce’ not ‘capitalism’.

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