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Ebenezer Scrooge and the Free Society

DECEMBER 24, 2009 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Behaving in a self-interested manner does not mean disregarding others. On the contrary, because we are social beings who depend on, and often care deeply about many others around us, a sound attention to our self-interest must include a great deal of concern for others.

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December 1988

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HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Howard Baetjer Jr. is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Towson University and a faculty member for seminars of the Institute for Humane Studies. This article is based on ideas from his book, Free Our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics.

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