Speaking of Smith
Engage with new scholars and Smith-related topics online.
Eastern Science, Individualism, and Adam Smith
Smith’s unique belief in the individual results in a surprisingly modern assessment of Islamic contributions to astronomy.
How Did Adam Smith Think About History?
In a lesser-known work, Smith pioneered a “unified field theory” of history, with human emotion and psychology at its center.
How to Learn from Adam Smith
Reading “History of Astronomy” shows what tools a casual reader needs to understand the father of economics.
Why Does Division of Labor Matter?
Whenever I ask a student to read that sentence, I get blank stares when I ask the question back to them—why does the division of labor matter?
Adam Smith Visits Downton Abbey
Imagine this: Two people from entirely different backgrounds and political perspectives, tolerating one another and engaging in a civil way. Not only that, but becoming friends...