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Phrase: Enlightened self-interest

Posted by John Penna on October 05, 2000

From an NPR interview 3 Oct 2000, and subsequent letters from listeners 5 Oct 2000,
what exactly is "enlightened self-interest"?

Connotation in original broadcast was simply what is in a person's best finacial inetrest.

In letters from listeners the connotation was "what is better for the world at large is better for me".