Russ Roberts: Adam Smith’s Surprising Guide to Happiness (But Not Wealth)

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love. He naturally dreads, not only to be hated, but to be hateful; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of hatred. He desires, not only praise, but praiseworthiness; or to be that thing which, though it should be praised by nobody, is, however, the natural and proper object of praise. He dreads, not only blame, but blame-worthiness; or to be that thing which, though it should be blamed by nobody, is, however, the natural and proper object of blame.” Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Many of us know about Adam Smith‘s writing that attempts to answer the question on why some nations are wealthier than others- The Wealth of Nations.  Many have not explored his other important work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which explores human behavior.  Russ Roberts has written a wonderful book on Smith’s second famous book-   How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness.

Reason’s Nick Gillespie interviews Roberts about his new book.

http://www.amazon.com/Adam-Smith-Change-Your-Life/dp/1591846846/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415014655&sr=8-1&keywords=russ+roberts

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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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