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So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, "I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record." Taking a dig at me, see? They didn't want any outside fellow contributing. Well, he had me wrong. Compared to them I'm an amateur, and the thing about my jokes is that they don't hurt anybody. You can say they're not funny or they're terrible or they're good or whatever it is, but they don't do no harm. But with Congress — every time they make a joke it's a law. And every time they make a law it's a joke. -- Will Rogers (from here)
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As these excerpts (below) from the conclusion of Chapter 11 of Book 1, Of the Rent of Land demonstrate, much of Adam Smith‘s The Wealth of Nations seeks to understand the motivations of people. In these excerpts, Smith provides his studied conclusion on the motivations of landowners, … Continue reading