Tag: The Wealth of Nations

Morality & Markets – Man of Systems

Morality & Markets – Man of Systems

Smith thought that those people who believed they knew what was best for others were represented by a figure he called: the “man of system.” The man of system is the man who is entranced, enthralled by his own idea of the ideal, tries to make that ideal a reality. And decides that he’s going …

Adam Smith: Morality & Markets – Is the System Rigged?

Adam Smith: Morality & Markets – Is the System Rigged?

Corruption, fraud, and greed continue to dominate media here in the United States and around the world. As high unemployment and wage stagnation plague the middle class…and growing income inequality has caused millions to wonder: is the system rigged? Is the free market, in its very nature, corrupt? What is the relationship between morality and …

The Wealth of Nations | Wikipedia audio article

The Wealth of Nations | Wikipedia audio article

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world’s first collected descriptions of what builds nations’ wealth, …

Happy Father’s Day to Adam Smith

Happy Father’s Day to Adam Smith

(laid back music) – For being a role model and shaping our moral sentiments. For letting the kids play outside unsupervised. For always being there to support us with your invisible hand. For teaching us that sometimes the best way to help others is to help ourselves. And for most of all being a cranky …

Morality & Markets – Main Preview

Morality & Markets – Main Preview

Corruption, fraud, and greed continue to dominate media here in the United States and around the world. As high unemployment and wage stagnation plague the middle class…and growing income inequality has caused millions to wonder: is the system rigged? Is the free market, in its very nature, corrupt? What is the relationship between morality and …

Morality & Markets – What is Wealth?

Morality & Markets – What is Wealth?

People used to think that wealth is the treasure you keep safely locked up behind thick walls. In the 18th century, many people thought that what wealth was- was gold. …that what we needed to do is to export a lot and then we would get money from other people, and import as little as …

America & Mr. Smith – Primary Sources

America & Mr. Smith – Primary Sources

This is the three-volume set of Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. These are books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He writes a lot about his reading but he very rarely marks his books. There’s no underlining here; there’s no, “good idea- use in the Declaration of …

The Real Adam Smith: Morality and Markets – Full Video

The Real Adam Smith: Morality and Markets – Full Video

Corruption, fraud, and greed continue to dominate media here in the United States and around the world. As high unemployment and wage stagnation plague the middle class…and growing income inequality has caused millions to wonder: is the system rigged? Is the free market, in its very nature, corrupt? What is the relationship between morality and …