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.