Festival talks by Jesse Norman

41. ADAM SMITH: WHAT HE THOUGHT AND WHY IT MATTERS

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Adam Smith is now widely regarded as ‘the father of modern economics’ but the implications of his ideas remain fiercely contested. Against the turbulent backdrop of the Scottish Enlightenment, Jesse Norman MP will trace his influence over the past two centuries, and address crucial issues of inequality and exploitation, explaining why he remains central to any attempt to defend, reform or renew the market system.

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