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Selfishness

The modern conservative is not even especially modern. He is engaged, on the contrary, in one of man’s oldest, best financed, most applauded, and, on the whole, least successful exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith, “Wealth and Poverty” speech, National Policy Committee on Pockets of Poverty, 13 Dec 1963, quoted in WIST


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