Liberty, understood through free markets, limited government, and the rule of law, is exemplified in the writings of Adam Smith.

Adam Smith’s Enlightened World is a project of Liberty Fund made possible by the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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AdamSmithWorks September 13, 2019

TMS Reading Guide: Part III, Section V

Section V: Of the Influence and Authority of the general Rules of Morality, and that they are justly regarded as the Laws of the Deity

AdamSmithWorks September 13, 2019

TMS Reading Guide: Part III, Section IV

Section IV: Of the Nature of Self-deceit, and of the Origin and Use of general Rules

AdamSmithWorks September 12, 2019

Gulliver's Travels: Adam Smith's Favorite Novel

by Shannon Chamberlain for AdamSmithWorks

AdamSmithWorks September 11, 2019

TMS Reading Guide: Part III, Section III

Section III: Of the Influence and Authority of Conscience

AdamSmithWorks September 11, 2019

TMS Reading Guide: Part III, Section II

CHAPTER II: Of the love of Praise, and of that of Praise-worthiness; and of the dread of blame, and of that of Blame-worthiness

AdamSmithWorks September 10, 2019

TMS Reading Guide: Part III, Section I

Part III: Of the Foundation of our Judgments concerning our own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty Section  I: Of the Principle of Self-approbation and of Self-disapprobation

AdamSmithWorks September 6, 2019

AdamSmithWorks Reading Groups

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AdamSmithWorks September 4, 2019

The Scottish Intellectual Tradition Before the Enlightenment

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AdamSmithWorks August 15, 2019

Adam Smith en Iberoamérica en el siglo XIX

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AdamSmithWorks August 14, 2019

Division of Labor, Part 3: The System of Exchange

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