How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Russ Roberts
Reading Order: Book 22
Categories: 2021, Erik Rostad
Non-Fiction
Pages: 237
Date Started: May 25, 2021
Date Finished: May 27, 2021
4h 1m 4s
Reason Book was Chosen: I've listened to Russ Roberts' podcast, EconTalk, since 2013. He is also one of my website clients and I manage his russroberts.info website. It's been a pleasure to get to know him through the work on his website and I am looking forward to reading all of his books.

My Thoughts

This is the perfect book for Russ Roberts. He writes about the good life as defined by an economist.

Wait, what?

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.

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