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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.


ASW.horiz AdamSmithWorks features content centered around the works and ideas of the moral philosopher and founder of economics, Adam Smith. Resources include digital versions of his major works, scholarly essays, videos, and an interactive pin factory.

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Recent Posts

Here are the 10 latest posts from AdamSmithWorks.

AdamSmithWorks January 11, 2019

What's new at ASW?

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The Place of Language in Adam Smith's Economics, by Graham McAleer

Self-Help Advice from Adam Smith and Jane Austen, by Cecil Bohanon and Michelle Vachris

AdamSmithWorks January 9, 2019

The Place of Language in Adam Smith's Economics

ASW.language by Graham McAleer for AdamSmithWorks

AdamSmithWorks January 8, 2019

Speaking of Smith

Beginning Monday, January 14th... Engage online with Smith scholars on a new topic every two weeks.

AdamSmithWorks December 17, 2018

Send us your syllabus!

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AdamSmithWorks December 14, 2018

Self Interest Rightly Understood

by Lauren Hall for AdamSmithWorks

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AdamSmithWorks December 13, 2018

FREE Teaching Resources... Delivered to your Inbox

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AdamSmithWorks December 3, 2018

Part V: Of the Laws of Nations

AdamSmithWorks December 3, 2018

Part IV: Of Arms

AdamSmithWorks December 3, 2018

Part III: Of Revenue

AdamSmithWorks December 3, 2018

Part II: Of Police

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