A Gun for Sale (Penguin Classics) by Graham Greene

By Graham Greene

Raven is an unsightly guy devoted to grotesque deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a ecu Minister of conflict is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not only for Raven himself yet for the kingdom as a complete. the cash he gets in cost for the homicide is made from stolen notes. whilst the 1st of those is traced, Raven is a guy at the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and makes an attempt to elude the police, he turns into either hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of an odd form of social justice.

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EAN: 9780871131430
ASIN: 0871131439
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Publication Date: 1994-04-21
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In this chapter I would like to focus on the dream of social visibility offered by Smith’s economic theory, which is the first systemic overview of the economic revolution that accompanied industrialism in Britain. But just as a landscape may be coherent from one point of view and confusing from another, this overview is dependent on the construction of a distinct social vantage point. indd 21 3/17/2011 10:24:59 AM 22 The ‘Invisible Hand’ and British Fiction, 1818–1860 is a figure of leisure, like the disinterested gentleman, but unlike him he has no distinct political power.

Neither intends to promote the publick interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it’) that makes possible the reconciliation of his freedom with that public good. e. self-interest) and acting with benevolence for others, in fact, is that we cannot survey or control the results of any actions whose effects are meant to diffuse into the general population. However, Smith presumes that we know what is best for ourselves. He does not say that benevolence is bad for the economy, merely that he does not know (and presumably, neither do we) of any good that has come of it.

Smith counters this presumption only by suggesting that the merchant values ‘having some part of his capital always under his own view and command’ (WN I, 454–5) so much that he is willing to pay the surcharge of routing foreign trade through his home port before re- export. But this leaves open the question of whether the nation would still benefit from foreign trade if it were not always routed through a central warehouse of some kind, or if the merchant were not a person but a corporate firm with more than one pair of eyes.

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