SOURCE: New York Review of Books
by Corey Robin
The political scientist Corey Robin considers a new book on Adam Smith's thought, and the role it played in posing questions about the purpose of the economy, and its relationship to individuals a selves embedded in society.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Glory Liu
Smith's work on political economy has long been seen in tension with his investigation of empathy and other moral sentiments. Paul Sagar's new book argues that scholars have mistaken Smith's intentions in order to falsely reconcile the market and morality.
SOURCE: Harvard Magazine
by Benjamin M. Friedman
Historian Benjamin Friedman's new book examines the importance of changing religious ideas in American Protestantism as influences on the development of social and economic policy. Part of the concluding chapter is excerpted here.
by Rebecca Spang
Historians need to reclaim money as something to be studied in specific social and political contexts.
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