ADAM SMITH’S ENLIGHTENED WORLD
Commerce, morality, equality, the rule of law, and the role of government… Welcome to the world of Adam Smith.
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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 affect economic behavior. Throughout he offers seminal arguments for free trade, free markets, and limited government.
The ASW Scholars’ Portal is an online work-and-gathering space for Smith scholars. Its features include:
- ability to upload working papers for comment, and to comment on others' papers
- online open-discussion forum
- ability to create and contribute to collaborative documents such as reading lists, annotated bibliographies, and a "Smithopaedia"