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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.

Begin an exploration of the Smithian tradition of “natural liberty” in an interactive experience of one of his most famous examples; the pin factory, and browse an assortment of online content centered around Adam Smith.

Life & Times | Explore the ideas of Adam Smith organized by theme. Multimedia resources (video, audio, animations, and essays) highlight the context and importance of Smith in his own time and how his insightful contributions apply to our world today.

Text Repository | Discover new insights from Adam Smith’s groundbreaking works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. Online versions of Smith’s texts, along with the writings of related thinkers are available in a digital and mobile-responsive format.

Educational Resources | Learn practical, real-world applications of Adam Smith’s ideas using resources aimed to assist in understanding and teaching Smithian concepts such as the division of labor, moral sentiments, benefits of trade, and the invisible hand.

Scholars’ Portal | Research of Adam Smith’s work in economics, philosophy, political economy, psychology, scientific inquiry and other areas is ongoing. Academics interested in learning how to be involved with this project as a Smithian Scholar should click here to learn how to apply.

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AdamSmithWorks May 27, 2020

The Psychological and Normative Framework of TMS

Nir Ben-Moshe for AdamSmithWorks

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AdamSmithWorks May 13, 2020

Perspectives from Smith on Wealth and Happiness

Erik W. Matson for AdamSmithWorks

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AdamSmithWorks May 12, 2020

Book II, Chapter 5

Of the Different Employment of Capitals

AdamSmithWorks May 12, 2020

Book II, Chapter 4

Of Stock Lent as Interest

AdamSmithWorks May 11, 2020

Book II, Chapter 3

Of the Accumulation of Capital, or of Productive and Unproductive Labour

AdamSmithWorks May 1, 2020

Division of Labor and the Wealth of Nations

figcaption class"attachmentcaption"/figcaptionExplore Adam Smith's pin factory, build mini sheds, and read Wealth of Nations to gain a better understanding of the division of labor.  Adjustments to this lesson plan to make it appropriate for online teaching are included.

AdamSmithWorks April 30, 2020

Teaching Smith in a Modern Law and Economics Course

Jon Murphy for AdamSmithWorks

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AdamSmithWorks April 15, 2020

Grateful to Whom, or What?

Daniel B. Klein for AdamSmithWorks

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AdamSmithWorks April 1, 2020

Book II, Chapter 2

Of Money Considered as a particular Branch of the General Stock of the Society, or of the Expence of Maintaining the National Capital

AdamSmithWorks April 1, 2020

Adam Smith and the American Founding: The Theory of Moral Sentiments as a Field Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness

by Sarah Morgan Smith for AdamSmithWorks

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