Tagged: Smith

Rethinking the Value of Monetary Success

John Armstrong is challenging the academic doxa surrounding wealth in his new book In Search of Civilization: Remaking a Tarnished Idea.   The Weekly Standard has a full review: Professors do not like the word: The minority of clear thinkers complain that it admits of no definition that takes in all of its meanings, and the […]

Das Capitalist

George Scialabba recently offered a review of Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life by Nicholas Phillipson in The American Conservative.  The piece gives greater context to the life of Adam Smith, though not without acknowledging the inherent difficulty in so doing: He was shy, destroyed most of his letters, and did not seem to relish giving […]