The Real Adam Smith: Series 1
What can a man with a plain name who lived over 200 years ago tell us about life today? Who was The Real Adam Smith? And why should we care? In this two-hour, two-part documentary, Swedish author, commentator and Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores Adam Smiths life, his ideas about morality and economics, and how the concepts he discussed in his books and lectures are still relevant
Part 1: Morality And Markets
Todays markets have a scope of international trade that would have been unimaginable even a few decades ago. How does globalization benefit us? How are the ideas about markets and morality in Adam Smiths book, The Wealth of Nations, written nearly 240 years ago, relevant today?
Part 2: Ideas that Changed the World
Adam Smiths observations, written in the 18th century, regarding the benefits of free trade and the nature of wealth, are valid in the 21st Century. How have his notions of the nature of wealth and the movement of capital influenced today’s world?