Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers the Scot, Adam Smith

Nobody Remembers

—-That our American historians conveniently left out of the history books the fact that the American political experiment had its roots in Scotland.

I certainly knew that our founders got a lot of their ideas from various popular political writers from overseas, but not how many of them were from Scotland… until I read the book “How the Scots Invented the Modern World.” by Arthur Herman.

There was one Scot in particular that was used as one of the cornerstone of America, and that was Adam Smith. Adam Smith

Here’s a few words from the book, P. 219, and comments on Adam’s book, “Wealth of Nations”

“Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production: and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer. ” This was precisely what the existing British system failed to do. It put the interest of the producers and merchants ahead of that of consumers, who only want low prices and a ready supply of goods. Merchants often prefer the opposite. In fact, Smith understood that much of the British government’s disastrous trade policies came at the instigation of the London merchants themselves, who wanted to protect their livelihood.

His overall picture of the typical businessman is certainly unflattering, and reading it must have made some of his Tobacco Lord friends slightly uncomfortable. He notes that while they often complained about high prices, “they say naught concerning the bad effects of high profits. ” He spoke  of their “mean rapacity” and “monopolizing spirit” an suggest that–

“the government of an exclusive company of merchants is, perhaps, the worse of all government for any country whatsoever.”

And do we not, now, in 2016, have a government that caters to an exclusive company of merchants?Monopoly

Isn’t that why Paul Ryan and his band of merry globalists, are so against Donald Trump?

The monopolies will be broken up, and OTHER people, ordinary people, can once again enter the market?

But, getting back to the Scots…Donald Trump’s mother was Scottish, and Trump spews common sense with every speech.

Yes, that philosophy of the individual intellect and common sense with the emphasis on education…that spirit came out of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Many of these men came over here, and brought that great commons sense spirit with them.

We haven’t seen it too much lately.

And maybe Donald Trump is just the Scot to bring that great American tradition of commons sense, back.

May 27, 2016 - Posted by | History | , ,

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