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It is time to emulate Enlightenment thinkers and stop separating the social sciences
Economist’s personal copy of pioneering work set to fetch £500,000 to £800,000
He understood the harm that overly concentrated markets cause
The economist lived in luxury on his pension. We can only dream of such riches today
He championed laissez-faire economics but also recognised the need for strong social institutions
A neat dissection of a ‘muddle of a country’ at a time of upheaval
Often misread as a prophet of laissez-faire, the father of modern economics would have radical remedies for the 21st century
How would the father of modern economics reform 21st-century capitalism?
We face not monotony in our jobs but the temptations of endless variety
We must be ready to combat the myths and delusions of revolutionary populism
What matters is not whether the world will be well managed but whether calamity will be avoided
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are more aligned than we often assume