This is the perfect book for Russ Roberts. He writes about the good life as defined by an economist.
We are familiar with Adam Smith’s seminal work, The Wealth of Nations, but most of us are unfamiliar with his other book The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Russ digs into this second book, Smith’s philosophical work and then he ties ideas together between the economic and political book.
It’s a fascinating look at emergent order both in the economic sense and the moral sense. How your decisions as a baker play an impact in the emergent order as much as your small, daily, moral decisions.
This is a delightful book. It’s also my second time reading it.