Norm: DoH! Another great man whose book I haven't read. Geez, now you guys know that not only haven't I ever read Marx, I've also never read Adam Smith.
Qx: Then perhaps you should.
: So, tell me, does Adam Smith not believe that countries ought to trade w/ each other (comparative advantage and all that), or that each community ought to be self-supporting? That's what this sentence sounds like; "By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security;..."
Norm: When you say 'monopoly', are you including governments powerful enough to engage in social engineering?
Qx: Governments like Chile and Singapore or the covert governments like the IMF, the WTO, the World Bank etc....?
Norm: How would Adam Smith answer the following; 1. What monopolies are you referring to?
Qx: I think if Adam Smith were alive nowadays he just might see that the monopolies of his day have taken on different forms and seen in the organizations I have just mentioned before.
Norm: 2. What dangerous influences are you talking about?
Qx: How about strange cults?
Bands of reactionary Christians who seemed to find
Biblical support for the WTO and perverts among its opponents.
Norm: 3. If these small communities feel that active resistance is fair in opposing business', do they also think it is fair for business' to actively oppose them?
Qx: It's not fair but it's inevitably what happens. BTW, why are you taking the side of false capitalists? Are you in a cult perhaps?