Adam Smith, 1723 - 1790

“This Smith is an excellent man! We have nothing to compare with him, and I am embarrassed for my dear compatriots.”

– François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)

Biography

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a moral philosopher and economic thinker who is widely considered to be the father of modern economics. Smith’s work is both a cornerstone in the history of modern philosophy and a major source of political and economic reform in the past two centuries. Smith was born to a widowed mother in… [Read More]

Introduction

Free commerce, for Adam Smith, is a means to promoting a polity that successfully maintains liberty by giving individuals incentives to restrain their behavior. [Read More]

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