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indoctrination, I noticed something interesting.

So an interesting coincidence came across me today

i was reading a Noam Chomsky article where he talks about how Adam Smiths philosophy has been butchered by the Chicago school of economics.

http://www.chomsky.info/books/warfare02.htm

There are similarities between Karl Marx and Adam Smith between their philosophy on the division of labor. This seems to have been forgotten

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_of_labour#cite_note-7
Adam Smiths thoughts

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/Economic-Philosophic-Manuscripts-1844.pdf

page 4 2b) Karl Marx's thoughts

I just found it interesting that in this talk, Dan Ariely didn't notice that Adam Smith also had similar meaning to Karl Marx.

To me this sort of shows how massive the level of indoctrination and twisting of history has twisted today's society. It's even affected our intellectuals.

What are your thoughts?

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    Apr 11 2013: You said ... "To me this sort of shows how massive the level of indoctrination and twisting of history has twisted today's society. It's even affected our intellectuals."

    First I agree that we have been and continue to be indoctrinated ... and second it would depend on who you consider our intellectuals.

    Reading Noam Chomsky articles will interfere with input from intellectuals ... you must chose which path to follow grasshopper ... you will never walk the rice paper if you follow bad advice said the master.

    Karl Marx sat in the London libraries writing his thoughts and never reading the thousands of books surrounding him or interfacing with real people or experiencing real life issues.

    As for Smith .. There is a great deal of conflict between The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations; the former emphasizes sympathy for others, while the latter focuses on the role of self-interest.

    I can compare many people but it will always be made to serve the point I wish to make. By the way Smith was a bit of an odd duck ... he would probally have been evaluated and maybe even instituationalized in todays world.

    Bob.

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