The invisible hand states "that individuals seeking their economic self-interest actually benefit society more than they would if they tried to benefit society directly."
The individuals in the movie we watched in this class today, who were torturing and taking advantage of animals, in their own self-interest were, in my opinion, not benefitting society but instead hurting it. However, ignoring the fact that these were atrocities, they did technically benefit us by improving the GDP and creating new goods for the market.
What cost should there be for the benefit of advancement, not only in the fur or cosmetic department but more importantly the medicinal department who will be able to help more humans, or slightly less with improving our economy with both jobs & salaries? Against animals? Humans?