Why is the world the way it is? The world does not really have to be the way it is - it is not predestined, despite the apparent, conventional wisdom view.
Why is there such a stark and growing disparity in inequality and wealth; multi-billionaires living alongside homeless people and families struggling daily with debt?
Why is the democratic system, now the predominant worldwide ideology, such an authoritarian, hierarchical, elitist system?
Why is the world completely hooked on money, power, mass entertainment, celebrity and status? What has caused all this?
the notion that individual self-interest in commerce will be to the overall benefit of society as a whole. This whole treatise, the pre-eminent work even today of all economics, thus condones greed as the beneficial underpinning of all social activity arising from business.