Tag:Adam Smith

  • Idolize the Dream Gig

    Wanna be an American Idol? If you can't make the cut, blame Adam Smith. Smith was an eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment philosopher. I don't know if he could sing, but he had some interesting things to say, by implication, about why would-be performers also wait tables, teach lessons, drive school busses,…

  • No. 114: Economic Sentiments: Was Adam Smith a Liberal?

    There is a burgeoning movement afoot to redefine Adam Smith as a “liberal” of the contemporary, progressive sort, rather than as the icon of classical liberalism he is standardly taken to be. It has never been a secret that Smith was not an anarchist, nor even, probably, a monarchist.