In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith discusses the dialectics of our notions of propriety. His moral insights can add a lot to our understanding of the root problem of government involvement in culture and economics, which Hayek called “the pretense of knowledge” and “the fatal conceit.”

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