Adam Smith’s quotations that “set the stage” for various lesson topics.
Prompt: Butcher, Brewer, Baker
Prompt: Self-interest and prudence
Self-interested behavior, according to Smith, encourages the virtue of prudence. This quotation can be used to launch a discussion into what constitutes prudence, whether self-interested behavior really does encourage it, and what personal prudence might do for society as a whole.
Prompt: What can be added?
Prompt: How selfish are people?
Prompt: How we react to wealth and poverty
Prompt: Groups and Privileges in Society
Use this quotation from Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments to discuss the different interest groups in society and how they interact.