A lover of peace through sheer cowardicer and as depraved in his morals as Chilperic, Guntram had played a vacillating and purely self-interested part in the family tragedy.
He had traversed the fertile country of Flanders; he had visited the rich commercial and industrial republics of Bruges and Ghent, which had escaped the disasters of the Hundred Years War; and, finally, he had enjoyed a hospitality as princely as it was self-interested at Brussels and at Dijon, the two capitals, where he had seen the brilliancy of a court unique in Europe for the ideal of chivalric life it offered.
Individually self-interested behavior can then be modeled as empirically variable, not axiomatic.
cheap gibes at over-paid HIV workers, at self-interested volunteers, at inappropriate commissioning and poorly focused services, provide easy targets.
This is, by farm the most shamelessly misbegotten, self-interested, self-justifying piece of legislation to pass in law since.