Daniel Klein on Adam Smith's Justice

Daniel Klein with Juliette Sellgren

Daniel Klein, professor of economics at George Mason University and a scholar of Adam Smith, talks to us about Smith’s definition of justice. There are three types of justice: commutative, distributive, and estimative. Today we break down the differences between each and their applications in government and private life.

And don't miss Christy Lynn's Great Antidote Deep Dive on this episode, where you'll find even more to explore!

Want to explore more?
Check out the Just Sentiments collection from Klein and Erik Matson at AdamSmithWorks.
Klein's 6-part conversation on Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments with Russ Roberts at EconTalk.