“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Noble savage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe term noble savage (French, bon sauvage), expresses the concept of an idealized indigene, outsider (or "other"), and refers to the literary stock character of the same...
The noble savage achieved prominence as an oxymoronic rhetorical device after 1851, when used sarcastically as the title for a satirical essay by English novelist Charles Dickens, who wished to disassociate himself from 18th and early 19th-century romantic primitivism.
It's a common problem with inexperienced cultural anthropology.
Oh and what you quoted is from me, not specklebang.
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"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus