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Why is Adam Smith important today?

Explore the resources here for contemporary applications of Adam Smith’s work and deeper analysis of his works and world.

Speaking of Smith

Engage with new scholars and Smith-related topics online.

Can We Become the Impartial Spectator?

Nir Ben-Moshe for AdamSmithWorks


To what extent did Smith believe we can become the impartial spectator?

The Liberty Producing Institution

A Modern Lawyer and Smith’s Lectures on Jurisprudence, Part 3

Pop quiz: In his 1766
Lectures on Jurisprudence, Adam Smith asserts that “[t]he law of England, always a friend to liberty, deserves praise in no instance more than in the careful provision of” which civic body? 

ASW Reading Groups

An Opportunity for Reading and Thinking Together


AdamSmithWorks is pleased to offer Virtual Reading Groups on a variety of topics related to Adam Smith. Our Virtual Reading Groups are designed to gather interested individuals interested in serious and civil discussion.

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Suggested Reading: ASW Bibliographies

The Smith Questionnaire

The Smith Questionnaire


Watch as we subject some of our favorite scholars to some silly questions about Smith.