Adam Smith

Biographical Sketch: 

A key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith was a product of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. He later taught at Glasgow and traveled Europe extensively.


The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776).


It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
Wealth of Nations