Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand

I remember reading Adam Smith‘s “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” at George Mason University.  My professor was Viktor J. Vanberg.  He was a visiting professor and one of my favorites.  Later that year, George Smith lead a conference meeting I attended.  George Smith’s book was in tatters.  He has such a grasp of philosophy and what made any number of writers unique, where they differed, and why they may be correct.

This period in my life and these two classes were a defining part of my college experience.  I often think of them and the messages we discussed.

Adam Smith wrote a fascinating book trying to describe what we naturally do in a modern society.  So, why do some areas prosper and others struggle?  Let’s watch and find out.

 http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN1.html

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About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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