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Interpreting Smith at 300

Max Skjönsberg for AdamSmithWorks

Skjönsberg reviews Paul Sagar's edited volume of critical essays on Adam Smith. Sagar's edition shows Adam Smith continuing to be a source of insight and inspiration to political theorists, philosophers, historians, economists, and other scholars three hundred years after his birth.

December 13, 2023

Muller on Soll's Free Market: The History of an Idea

Jerry Z. Muller for AdamSmithWorks

Soll's Smith is scrutinized and Muller demonstrates a minor replication crisis in the Humanities.

January 11, 2023

Skjönsberg on Stafford's The Case of Ireland

Max Skjönsberg for AdamSmithWorks

While other countries improved in trade and wealth during the Enlightenment, Ireland remained relatively poorer longer. Adam Smith, James Stafford, and Max Skjönsberg weigh in on the case of Ireland.

November 9, 2022

Skjönsberg on Sagar's Adam Smith Reconsidered

Max Skjönsberg for AdamSmithWorks

Conjectural Historian? Moral Philosopher? Political Economist?

What is and should be Adam Smith's place in the history of ideas?

June 29, 2022