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Ideas of Adam Smith, by Text

[British, 1723 - 1790, Born in Glasgow. Studied at Oxford. Professor at Glasgow. Also based in Edinburgh.]

1759 The Theory of Moral Sentiments
p.176 A carelessly thrown brick is condemned much more if it hits someone
1776 The Wealth of Nations
p.348 Selfish profit-seeking increases collective wealth, so greed is good, and egoism is altruism
p.26-7 p.186 People prepare our dinner from their own self-interest, not from humanity