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Re: Thailand? You said? RE: Population
On Fri, 22 May 1998, Sitaramayya Ari wrote:
> > Because this time we are not talking socialism and not preaching public
> > service. I expect people to work primarily in their self interest, as they
> > have always done, while setting up a veil of socialism and "public
> > service."
> Your second sentence was difficult for me. How do you work "while
> setting up a veil of socialism and public service"? Do you mean we should
> all pretend to be socialist and of public service while we get rich?
Oops! This English langauge! Grammatical error, dear Sir!
Sorry about that. Let me say it again:
"I expect people to work primarily in their self interest - as they have
always done. The only difference is that now there would no "veil" of
socialism and 'public service' hiding the true motives."
I would like to add: "Working in the self interest is actually good for
the society, if the self interest is properly regulated. Knowing this
truth would help us to design institutions and incentives at all levels
commensurate with basic human needs and motives."
Hope that helps ...