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Cities as Centers of Innovation: Lessons from Edinburgh and Paris

Chelsea Follett for AdamSmithWorks

February 7, 2024
Where and when does progress happen? Certain places at certain times are special and Follett show why with two examples close to the life of Adam Smith: Edinburgh, Scotland and Paris, France. 

The Physics and Metaphysics of Liberty: Adam Smith and William Blake

Richard Gunderman for AdamSmithWorks

"Smith’s moral, political, and economic cases for liberty are compelling, stated as they are in purely practical terms, yet they leave some stones unturned. Enter William Blake, who asks, what if liberty is not only beneficial but also at the core of what it means to be human?"

October 11, 2023

Intellectual Pride and the Limits of Theory

Richard Gunderman for AdamSmithWorks

We are responsible for what we think... And we arrive at our notions about what is true and false not simply by diagramming ideas on a whiteboard, but by seeing them expressed in the lives of others and experiencing firsthand how they play out in our own lives. As such, ideas are not like pieces on a chess board, to be moved about by whim with impunity. To the contrary, they are matters of life and death."

September 6, 2023

Adam Smith Goes to the Movies: The Avengers

by Sarah E. Skwire and Aeon J. Skoble for AdamSmithWorks

Adam Smith were alive today, he’d be just as excited as the rest of us about the release of Avengers: Endgame

April 24, 2019