GOVT 350 Discussion 5

Liberty GOVT 350 Discussion 5 Answers

Topic: Self-Interest and Public Choice

In his famous book “The Wealth of Nations” (1776), Adam Smith showed that the pursuit of self-interest in a marketplace can produce unintended positive consequences. Will the self-interest of politicians and other government workers also tend to produce positive consequences in their political activities? Why or why not? Give examples.


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