Markets, Ethics, and the Evolution of a Moral Society
This colloquium explored Adam Smith’s vision of a moral society, linking these eighteenth-century ideas with those of his contemporaries and with modern scholars.
From Liberty Fund
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (vol. 1)
By Adam Smith
Edited by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner
William B. Todd, Textual Editor
First published in 1776, the year in which the American Revolution officially began, Smith’s Wealth of Nations sparked a revolution of its own. In it Smith analyzes the major elements of political economy, from market pricing and the division of labor to monetary, tax, trade, and other government policies that…
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