TCPR scholar to appear on

September 16, 2010 3:31PM

Tennessee Center for Policy Research scholar Dr. Art Carden will have a weekly column on His first article recounts a personal story about selling ponchos at football games to explain the economic benefits of self-interest.

You can’t always depend on the kindness of strangers, but you can usually depend on their self-interest.  Someone going to a football game and expecting to remain dry simply because of another person’s benevolence is likely to end up all wet.  Someone who is willing to help me achieve my goals (raise money that I can use for the benefit of my students) is more likely to get me to go out of my way to help them achieve theirs.

Read the entire article, titled “You Can Always Depend on the Self-Interest of Strangers,” by clicking here.