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John Kay on why rioters should have read Rousseau – a must read August 24, 2011

Posted by larry in nature of science.
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This is an immensely fascinating and original post.  I would regard it as a must read.

http://www.johnkay.com/2011/08/17/why-the-rioters-should-be-reading-rousseau

There is also a deeper analysis of Smith’s division of labor in a pin factory than you will usually find in the standard accounts.  It undermines, as it should, any neoliberal idea that Smith was a precursor of such ideas.

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