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I am more than a little amazed. Nobody ever consults me about any laws which are passed, but if I broke any of them, I doubt I'd get any sympathy in court using that as a defense.
You have clearly not read Adam Smith...
Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters.

The Euro will outlivebury us all --- Jean-Claude Juncker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 30th, 2013 at 05:11:06 AM EST
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Smith, Trugot and Quesnay were really the first economists and they wrote for an elite audience. So they were free to state many things in what, today, would be considered 'shockingly bad taste'. A contemporary student of economics accustomed to stating things so baldly would have trouble assembling the necessary professors to advance to candidacy for a PhD.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Apr 30th, 2013 at 09:43:56 AM EST
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