Natsume Souseki

Natsume Souseki, com sabor Smithiano

164px-sosekiA soya pastry seller does not sell his produce for the good of the State. His basic aim is to earn something to make ends meet: that is why he does it. However, when we wonder if he makes a fundamental contribution to society, whatever his motivations, well, we can say that he is indirectly profitable to the country. [My Individualism and the Philosophical Foundations of Litera: and the Philosophical Foundations of Literature (Tuttle Classics), p.56]

É quase um Adam Smith, não? ^_^