Erik Matson on the Smith Questionnaire

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Erik Matson and Christy Lynn

Erik Matson joins us on the Smith Questionnaire. He chats about fixing the misconception of Smith as an amoral advocate of markets, why dogs are superior to cats, and a recent paper on Smith. 
Erik Matson is our latest guest for the Adam Smith Questionnaire. He talks about why Adam Smith is not an amoral advocate of markets like many in the general public believe, why dogs are superior in sympathy (and perhaps other ways) to cats, and his recent paper, “What's Liberal About Adam Smith's 'Liberal Plan'?” in the Southern Economic Journal. 
Matson encourages those who want to have sympathy for him to check out Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (but not the show), speculates on what Smith might have liked and not liked about being a professor, and much more. 

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Matson is a Senior Research Fellow at  Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the deputy director of the Adam Smith Program. He is also one of the curators of the AdamSmithWorks series Just Sentiments (along with Daniel B. Klein). 

You can watch the full interview here.

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