“Self care” is all the rage. It’s heralded as a novel and progressive notion.
The stance one takes on Simone Biles is largely colored by one’s theory of self care.
So, as Biles occupies the headlines for days, why isn’t more credit going to Adam Smith and his intellectual descendants? “Self interest” was condemned, yet here we are in 2021 with “self care”!
James had a similar post yesterday! He went back in history much further than Adam Smith.
Self care and self interest are synonymous and nicely fit into our world where the individual has almost sovereign status in our social & economic theories. However what can seem so natural and rational at the person level can seem unnatural and even irrational at the level of the market place or the economy as a whole. It might have been useful to point this out in your article.