Courage v Daring

There is a difference between courage and daring. Both involve taking a risk that could turn out badly in service of achieving an objective. Daring is often employed in the service of gain. Courage is often employed to right a wrong. When Arlen Specter said the Bush domestic wiretapping program “is in flat violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” he was practicing courage. When George Bush authorized domestic wiretapping he was practicing daring.

Adam's Hand

Once upon a time, 1776, Adam Smith wrote the Wealth of Nations, creating many of the principals of modern economics, and giving birth to a famous son, The Invisible Hand. Mr. Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher who accomplished his life’s work during the industrial revolution before the invention of, the cotton gin, car, and even the cell phone.


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